Halloween is a great time to do some educational activities with your kids! Here are my favorite 15 Halloween STEM Activities to make learning fun and spooky with your kids.
This list has activities for kids of all ages—from simple numbers learning games for preschoolers to more complex Halloween activities for middle schoolers and high school kids…. and even an at-home Halloween-themed escape room you can set up for your kids!
Use Halloween as an opportunity to teach little ones about bones, skeletons, and their purpose, all while practicing fine motor skills and scissor skills! While this skeleton is not anatomically correct, you can always get a book about the human body for kids so they can learn more if they're interested! My 6 year old LOVES books like this.
This is a super easy activity to do with supplies you already have around the house. If you have really little kids, you can teach them about solids and liquids. For older kiddos, talk about acids, bases, and chemical reactions.
Older kids can learn about the chemical reactions that make slime. Younger kids can learn about measuring out ingredients. Everyone can enjoy playing with this perfectly stretchy slime! Add some Halloween sprinkles if you want to add texture to this slime.
This Halloween activity combines art, crafting, and chemistry. It's definitely for the kids who enjoy the process of fiddling around with art and are not simply waiting for the end result. Playing with all the supplies while learning is fun!
This one takes some prep work from the parents, but it is SO FUN to set up an escape room at home for your kids. This activity is perfect for older kids who will need to use logic, reasoning, and thinking outside the box to solve this escape room. It's a printable activity that will walk you through what to do.
And of course we can't forget the classic Jack-O-Lantern volcano! Once Halloween is over, add some baking powder inside the Jack-O-Lantern. Mix orange food coloring with vinegar, pour the vinegar inside, and watch the lava come out! Just make sure to put the whole thing on a large plate or in a bowl to catch the mess.