It’s almost time to go outside and enjoy the apples, pumpkins, and leaves. Yes, fall is coming! Along with the return of fall is the opportunity to give your children lots of engaging STEM activities. I’ve gathered fall science experiments, math activities, engineering projects, and nature studies and bundled them into one big list of the BEST fall STEM activities for you. If you are looking for fall STEM activities for kids, you are sure to find a winner!
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One of the most effective ways to teach science to your children is nature study.
Fall Nature Study Ideas:
Get your kids outside and try these Early Fall Nature Studies from Cindy at Our Journey Westward.
Even better, try this set of On-the-Go Science Labs from Cindy. Learn and explore math & science on your nature walks with print and go pages.
Want to hit the easy button? Erin provides a list of Easy Autumn Nature Studies at iHomeschool Network.
Lauren at Chickie and Roo provides a list of 100 Must-Have Nature Study Resources.
Want to show your kids math in nature? Explore these stunning examples of math in the world around us.
Hands On Apple & Pumpkin STEM Fun:
Learn to compose and decompose numbers with apple slices with this Cut & Paste Number Bond Set.
Prefer pumpkins? Try this Pumpkin Number Bond Practice set.
After a field trip to the apple orchard, try this Apple Oxidation Science Experiment from Teaching With Jennifer.
Or try this Apple Tower Building Challenge. This will keep kids busy for hours, and is super fun to do along with the book, Ten Apples Up On Top.
Explore math with pumpkins! Check out this fall estimation activity: How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? This is one of my kids’ favorites!
After you complete the estimation activity, try some Pumpkin Volcano Science with Little Bins for Little Hands.
Continue the hands-on STEM fun by heading over to the Kids Activities blog to find out What Happens to a Rotting Pumpkin.
More Fall STEM Activities:
A Dancing Corn Fall STEM Activity from Penny at Green Kid Crafts will delight your kids!
Promote creative and critical thinking skills with these Fall Engineering Activities and Challenges from Teaching With Jennifer.
Stephanie at Parenting Chaos will help your budding scientist discover Why Pinecones Open and Close.
Your youngest students will love this Fall Sensory Discovery Table from Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands.
Kids love to play in the leaves.
These STEM Activities Will Help Them Learn and Play with Leaves:
Watch the true leaf colors unfold with Little Bins for Little Hands’ Leaf Chromatography Science Experiment.
Little Bins for Little Hands also offers this fun science activity: Salt Crystal Leaves Experiment.
This Number Themed Leaf Scavenger Hunt from Kim at The Educators’ Spin On It will help your child burn off extra energy and learn to put numbers in order at the same time.
Explore different sizes, kinds, and colors of leaves with this Go on a Leaf Hunt activity.
Have fun picking and choosing from this amazing list of fall STEM activities for kids. Your kids will thank you!
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