Share it! Science : DIY At-Home Science, STEM and STEAM Summer Camps

Saturday, June 10, 2017

DIY At-Home Science, STEM and STEAM Summer Camps

Are you looking for an engaging, fun and educational way to spend the summer with the kids without spending a lot of money? We've included a bunch of great ideas for creating your own science, STEM and STEAM camp right at home this year. These plans would also be excellent for daycare, traditional camps and summer schools.

From kits that are completely packed and planned for you, to activities you can put together with supplies from home, you'll definitely find something useful here. Not only will providing science, technology, engineering, art and math activities boost your kid's brains and help combat the summer slide, but they are also super fun!

DIY Science, STEM and STEAM Summer Camps

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DIY Science, STEM and STEAM Summer Camp


Here are 5 days of Science Camp including science experiments, games and snacks you can do right at home, just collect up the materials!

Kids love nature? Check out these ideas for a DIY Science and Nature Camp including worms, seeds, leaves, trees, bugs, turtles, etc.

If you have kids ages 3-6, you won't want to miss this free STEM camp, with 5 days of STEM themed book explorations! 

https://steamkidsbooks.com/camp-steam/?ref=26&campaign=camp

We are big fans of the STEAM Kids book series, and this year they are offering STEAM Camp! This at-home camp offers 5 days of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities aimed at kids ages 4-10. What makes this one even more special is that you're not alone! You'll have a camp success guide and access to a member's only Facebook group where your STEAM "camp counselors", the authors of STEAM Camp, will be available to help you out.

**Save $15 by pre-ordering STEAM Camp before June 14th, 2017!** 



Try this DIY Science Camp for 16 activities ranging from backyard geysers to homemade silly putty.

This at-home Science Camp features daily themes like the water cycle and separating molecules. Each day includes a themed activity, snack and craft ideas.

You'll find a week of experiments from things you most likely already have in your kitchen with this DIY Science Camp. Activities include "Composting Detectives" and "Homemade Soda".


This summer Steve Spangler Science is offering a 5 day, at home STEM Camp. If you are looking for activities that include all the supplies and directions, then this one is for you. Nothing to collect up or plan ahead for, and you'll still save a fortune compared to sending them to themed day camp or sleep-away camp. You can learn more here.
 
Steve explains STEM Camp for Parents & Grandparents in a quick video! Watch to learn all about Summer Learning with STEM Camp.

STEM Camp Collection

More Science, STEM and STEAM Activities to Fill Your Summer Days


If you're looking for other fun science, STEM and STEAM activities you won't want to miss these. Check out the Spectacular Summer Series featured here. 8 different summer science themed blog posts.

http://www.shareitscience.com/2016/06/summer-science-STEM-activities.html

Try a STEM engineering challenge, like designing a solar oven or building a nature sculpture.

5 days of STEAM activities from building Rube Goldberg machines to hosting a Family STEAM night with the Children's STEAM Festival.

Create beautiful nature art with these printables. 

Stop Summer Boredom Before It Begins!

Build your own maker space or tinker kit with these ideas.

Use free apps to identify plants and create your own yard map.

You also won't want to miss the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017!

http://www.shareitscience.com/2017/05/the-great-american-solar-eclipse-safe-viewing-education-resources.html


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