We gotta keep these kids busy and engaged this summer right? Well, I have a few STEAM ideas that may help you accomplish that. Here’s some of what I’ve been introducing my kids to in the hopes it’ll keep them challenged, creative, and occupied.
Hot STEAM Ideas For Summer
Of course, most of us parents know that STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. But what some of us may not know is that there are SO MANY things that can fall into these categories when it comes to our kids’ activities and play. Even something as simple as a family card game can be STEAM-related.
So, if you’re looking to increase the amount of time your kids spend on learning & creative play, check out these awesome STEAM ideas!
Magformers Play Sets
When I opened this box of Magformers my daughter said, “I had these at school in Pre-K!” She was so excited to start building the designs inside the instruction booklet.
Her dad and I noticed that she plays with these almost daily and has already asked for additional sets so she can build some of the larger designs. So this has been the perfect STEAM idea for us!
This starter set retails for $24.99
Creatto Light Up Crafting Kits
These Creatto light up crafting kits are perfect for ages 6 to adult. The projects involve a lot of analytical skills and patience to complete the activities. While they may be slightly challenging, they really are a lot of fun.
This particular set came with an LED light strip to decorate the elephant and light up the night in your kid’s room or wherever they want to take it.
Each kit can be assembled in multiple ways so you get a lot of use out of each box.
My son really enjoyed working on this light-up elephant project. The only drawback is that these don’t come with batteries for the lighting kits. So, you’ll have to buy them separately.
Fully assembled, this finished project stands about 10.5″ tall and lights up via an LED light strip housed on the inside of the craft. You can string the lights however you choose.
These retail around $9.95
Wow, these cards from Bicycle bring back so many memories. From my childhood family Tonk matches to playing Knuckles and Spades at lunch, in my high school’s cafeteria. Bicycle cards have been the standard and staple of Black households for card games.
Bicycle Card Sets range in price from $3.99 on up
I hope you found something new to try out, in this post. Or, maybe something that brought back a bit of nostalgia for you. I know we’re gonna put these Bicycle cards to WORK this summer. So, come on Hubby, I’m ready to spank you at TONK!