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Fun STEM Activities for Fall

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Are you ready for fall? I know the kids and I are ready for cooler temperatures and all the fun that comes with season’s change. We’ve got quite the bucket list for this fall — and I am going to sneak in as many STEM activities as I possibly can!

Check out this list of the best Fall STEM activities that I could find:

Only Passionate Curiosity: Pumpkin Spice Playdough: Get into the mood for fall with this yummy smelling sensory dough – and print off the free playmats to practice counting skills!

The Educator’s Spin On It: Stacking Apples Game: A Fall STEM Activity for Kids: Inspired by the book Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss, this activity will create so much fun as kids will learn to widen their imagination and creativity as to how many apples they can stack on their heads.

Little Bins for Little Hands: Erupting Apple Science Fall Activity for Kids: A fun and non-traditional volcano, in this case, used for erupting apple science, which will make an awesome lesson for teaching the concepts of chemical reactions.

Preschool Powol Packets: Apple Toothpick Tower Challenge!  An edible engineering activity which has the kids building their own towers using apples and toothpicks. 

Only Passionate Curiosity: Halloween Candy Graphing: Be ready for the influx of Halloween candy, and have these graphing printables on hand!

Fun Handprint Art: Paper Plate Apple Handprint Craft – Johnny Appleseed Day: An easy-peasy craft that kids will enjoy making using paper plates.

Left Brain Craft Brain: Fall Tinker Tray: Why don’t you let your kids explore math, art and engineering with a child-led tinker tray featuring fall items?

Artsy Momma: Painting with a Loofah | Stamped Apple Craft for Kids: A fun and simple apple painting activity that your younger kids will get to enjoy.

Natural Beach Living: Pumpkin Explorations: Lots of ideas and free printables to explore science using Pumpkins – including measurement, estimation, life cycles and so much more!

The Resourceful Mama: Pumpkin Volcano Science Activity: A fun science experiment which will teach kids the reactions between baking soda and vinegar.

Creative Family Fun: Pumpkin Pie Fractions: Fun, hands-on math activities that will teach kids about fractions.

Fun A Day: How to Make a Pumpkin Geoboard for Super Fun Pumpkin Math: An amazing way to explore geoboard math concepts with the kids using pumpkins.

Gift of Curiosity: Easy fall science: Pumpkin decomposition experiment: A great activity for fall which will help kids understand the process of decomposition based on their observations.

Science Buddies: Pumpkin Power: A hands-on science experiment for learning the alternative source of energy and the flow of electricity. 

Playdough to Plato: Leaf Chromatography:  A cool way to teach kiddos the lesson behind the changing colors of the leaves. 

Adventures with Kids: How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids: An outdoor science activity that will show kids how leaves breathe–yes, breathe!

Left Brain Craft Brain: Why Do Apples Turn Brown?: Explore why apples turn brown while working your way through the scientific method.

To Be a Kid Again: Exploring Leaf Shapes – Nature Walk Activity: A great nature exploration activity for young ones as they get to learn the different shapes of leaves.

Little Bins for Little Hands: Pumpkin Slime: Get your kids excited about pumpkins with this slimy, stretchy pumpkin gut slime!

Views from a Step Stool: Basic Math with Fall Leaves for Preschoolers: Inspired by the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, this fun and festive activity will teach little kids basic math with the use of leaves.

Tinker Lab: Fall Crafts: Glycerin Leaves: Teach your kiddos how to preserve their leaves this fall. 

Handmade Kids Art: Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Challenge your school-age child by drawing three-dimensional shape pumpkins.

Preschool STEAM: Five Little Pumpkins: Challenge your student’s thinking and problem-solving skills as they create their own unique solution to this Halloween STEAM activity using the classic Halloween rhyme.

Pair these activities with a Fall book list, and spend the whole season learning! 

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