Summer – a time when the weather’s warm, kids are out of school, and everyone wants to enjoy time outdoors. People associate summer with leisure – a time for kids and adults to unplug and take a break from their daily school and work routines.

However, studies have shown that kids are at risk for learning loss over the summer. While it’s great to enjoy some summer relaxation, it’s also a good idea to keep kids engaged in learning.

There are a lot of easy, affordable, and fun STEM activities out there – many of which can be enjoyed outdoors. Check out some of the ideas we discovered below!


31 Days of Outdoor STEM Activities for Kids
This month-long list breaks activities down by categories per each week.


25 Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids (with inexpensive or recycled materials)
For younger learners – you can build most of these with materials found in your home!


LEGO® Challenge Calendar
This printable calendar provides 31 days of LEGO building ideas!


How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag
Kids can make a summer staple while learning about science through this activity!


Free STEM websites for grades 6-12
For days that you prefer to stay inside, check out this extensive list of learning websites.

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