Whether you are new to STEM activities or are the expert in your school, keeping kids' minds active with hands-on science, math, and engineering challenges can be a breeze. We have created a 3 months full of STEM activities that will continue to inspire and enrich your students' learning all summer long!
This Summer Activity Calendar is packed with hands-on activities for students in upper elementary to middle school levels with few or no supplies needed. Get students out of the house and exploring the world! Build a bird feeder, make a lava lamp, cook using fractions…parents will never have to hear about being bored! And students’ next year teachers will thank you for keeping those minds going strong!
STEM Summer Calendar Overview
The summer activity calendar includes a page for each month of the summer: June, July, and August. Each day (Monday – Friday) is marked with an activity incorporating math concepts, science, critical thinking, communication, creativity, and real-world problem solving. Activities are open-ended and flexible for students at all levels to participate and learn. Saturdays and Sundays are left open to allow students to catch up on missed activities. The packet also includes three pages of these activities listed without dates for flexible use.
*THE CALENDAR DATES ARE UPDATED EVERY YEAR*
Math Monday: Students apply math concepts to real world scenarios. Examples: Budget for a shopping trip, measure your heart beat, cooking using fractions.
Outdoor Tuesday: Students get outside and explore nature! Examples: Build a bird feeder, plant a flower, go bird watching.
Science Wednesday: Students explore scientific concepts with hands-on experiments and observations with common items. Examples: Make a lava lamp, design a baking soda/vinegar experiment, discover tongue theory.
Engineering Thursday: Students will explore engineering through design and building activities using household items. Examples: Design a catapult, build a water balloon helmet, invent a new alarm system
Fun Friday: Students get a mix of science, engineering, and math activities with the goal to have some fun. Examples: Create an obstacle course, make symmetry art, design a senses challenge.
Here’s to celebrating you and ending your school year with STEM. Thank you, teacher, parent, or educator, for all that you do for the next generation leaders of our world!