3 Fun, Free St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activities!
These three STEM activities are quick and easy to put together, are free, and will help you celebrate the holiday – STEM style!
1. Screen-Free Coding Activity
Requiring just a box of Lucky Charms cereal, this activity comes with a printable sheet that helps teach young’uns about coding. Though simple graphing and sequencing using the cereal as manipulatives, this game helps young learners get an introductory idea of what coding is!
2. Floating Pots of Gold
How many pieces of gold can your ‘pot’ hold? Try this fun STEM activity to see! Using simple materials, students apply concepts of buoyancy, engineering, and weight/measurement. develop mechanical and creative thinking skills. Build a pot out of household or classroom items to carry as many gold coins (pennies) as possible, but don’t let it sink! Works best with students over the age of 7.
3. Lucky Charms Catapults
Similar to the coding activity above, this game requires a box of Lucky Charms, as well as some popsicle sticks, rubber bands and plastic spoons. After building the catapult (instructions here), you’re free to launch your Lucky Charms into a tiny pot of gold or a bowl with milk for a midday snack! A fun engineering design challenge for grades 4 and up.
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Try the St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge, included FREE for all Explorer students!