As parents, we all want our kids to do the best they can in school. One way to help them is by providing enrichment activities at home…but I don’t mean worksheets!
Fall is my favorite season, so I put out a call to the best kid bloggers on the web to share their favorite Fall STEM Activities. I’ve also included one of our own football (which is a big part of the season for our family) activities that uses our BOSEbuild Speaker Cube!
50+ Fall STEM Activities
I’ve separated them into 3 Fall-themed categories for easier searching: activities about pumpkins, apples, and leaves. There are also a few extras for even more fun and learning!
Perfect Pumpkin STEM/STEAM Activities
Do Pumpkins Sink or Float? (There’s Just One Mommy)
Hot Wheels Pumpkin Tunnel (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Pumpkin Catapults (Playdough to Plato)
Make a Pumpkin Volcano (There’s Just One Mommy)
Pumpkin Discoveries (Share it! Science News)
Bubble Science with Pumpkins (Preschool Powol Packets)
Pumpkin Oobleck (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Discovering Decomposition with Pumpkin Jack (Share it! Science News)
Pumpkin Geoboard (Danya Banya)
Dissolving Candy Pumpkins (Lemon Lime Adventures)
Pumpkin Decomposition Journal (Gift of Curiosity)
Pumpkin Pulley Simple Machine (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Describe a Pumpkin Using the 5 Senses (Gift of Curiosity)
Magic Pumpkin Science (Playdough to Plato)
Pumpkin Tracing (Lemon Lime Adventures)
Halloween Fizzing Pumpkin Treasure Rocks (Left Brain Craft Brain)
Play dough Light-up Pumpkin (Science Sparks)
Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn Science Experiment (Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)
Inside a Pumpkin Exploration (ABC Creative Learning)
The Smelly Pumpkin Experiment (Fun-A-Day)
Exploring Pumpkin Seeds (Teach Preschool)
Awesome Apple STEM/STEAM Activities
Apple Volcanos (The Resourceful Mama)
Preschool Apple Patterns (Playground Parkbench)
Apple Rotting Experiment (Gift of Curiosity)
Stacking Apple Game (The Educator’s Spin on it)
Apple Science Lemon Juice Experiment (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Dissecting an Apple (Gift of Curiosity)
Why Do Apples Turn Brown? (Left Brain Craft Brain)
Exploring the Inside of an Apple (Buggy & Buddy)
Apple Oxidation Experiment (Raising Lifelong Learners)
Growing Germs with Apples (Playdough to Plato)
Apple Toothpick Tower Challenge (Preschool Powol Packets)
Apple Seed Science Experiment (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
Apple Color Mixing Science Experiment (Powerful Mothering)
Red Sparkly Apple Slime (Preschool Powol Packets)
Apple Crystal Science Experiment (Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)
Apple Bowling Math (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
Apple Tree Investigation (Inspiration Laboratories)
Learning with Leaves STEM/STEAM Activities
The Hidden Colors in a Leaf (Share it! Science News)
Leaf Chromatography – Removing Color from Leaves (Schooling a Monkey)
Basic Math Skills with Fall Leaves (Views from a Step Stool)
Tracing the Veins on a Leaf (Go Science Girls)
Leaves and Exploration of Music (My Mundane and Miraculous Life)
Fall Leaf Hunt for Kids (Edventures with Kids)
The Art & Science of Leaf Rubbing (Edventures with Kids)
Leaf Matching Activity (School Time Snippets)
Exploring How Water Travels Through Leaves (Buggy & Buddy)
Observing Autumn Leaves (Preschool Toolkit)
Preschool Physical Science: Leaf Pounding (Carrots are Orange)
Explore Gravity with Falling Leaf Art & Science (Fantastic Fun & Learning)
Number Themed Leaf Scavenger Hunt (The Educator’s Spin on It)
More Fall Learning Fun
Fizzing Paint Fall Art Activity (Mini Monets and Mommies)
Learning Letters with a Fall Stem Ramp (Mom Inspired Life)
Sprouting Indian Corn (Gift of Curiosity)
Fall Preschool Songs & Literacy Circle Time Activities (Growing Book by Book)
Football Fight Songs and the Science of Sound:
I’m a huge football fan, so of course I’m teaching my kids how to properly cheer on our team! What better way to do that then by singing our school songs on our BOSEBuild Speaker Cube? Studies show that singing stimulates the brain and helps kids retain information better, so it has long-term benefits too!
Adding to the learning experience, the BOSEBuild Speaker Cube is a Build-it-yourself STEM toy that allows kids to SEE the science behind the music they love by building their own bluetooth speaker.
Instead of simply listing instructions to construct the speaker, the accompanying mobile app has a series of fun challenges for kids to complete along the way.
My daughter squealed with excitement as she learned how magnets repel from each other, and delighted in demonstrating the “jumping” magnets to her younger sister. She then learned how magnets help create sound.
A bluetooth speaker, like much of our amazing 21st century technology, is an abstract concept for kids. However, the BOSEBuild Speaker Cube allows kids to literally look inside to see the basics of how it works.
As you can see, it’s a big hit!
The best part is that kids get to customize their speaker with an almost infinite combination of colors and designs! My daughter finally settled on purple with polka dots, but she can change it up any time she wants with the BOSEBuild app and accompanying snap-on silhouette cards.
The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is now available to order at https://build.bose.com/ for $149 (suggested age is 8+).
Do you have any favorite Fall activities that encourage your kids to explore the world around them? Share in the comments below or on social media!