Days are shorter and the weather is colder, which means that winter is here! The icy weather and cool colors of the season can be incorporated into fun activities for young children that encourage exploration, discovery, and science and math skill development. In this article, you’ll find several winter-inspired ideas for exploring STEM concepts with the children in your care.
What is STEM?
If you aren’t familiar with the term STEM, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and refers to learning activities in these four topic areas. Early learning STEM activities emphasize inquiry and discovery, engaging children by encouraging questions, forming hypotheses, and using problem-solving skills. If you’re interested in learning more about STEM, you might enjoy What is STEM Learning?, an article from the Good2Know archives that describes STEM and suggests opportunities for making it part of an early childhood curriculum.
STEM Activities for Winter
Constructing Dens for Winter Animals