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STEM Activities for your Kids this Summer

It’s summer and although a lot of the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, many families are still staying home or doing short trips this year. We have put together a list of activities that won’t break the bank and will keep your kids entertained for hours. Not only will science come alive with these picks but they will get your children’s creative juices flowing while learning about STEM. And will also pry them away from their computer and cell phone screens.

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Slime Activator Pack

With this Elmer’s Magical Liquid Slime All-In-One Pack, you can make different kinds of slime including confetti, glow in the dark, metallic, and crunchy slime.

“This pack comes with 5 slime activators, with a total of 4 different kinds (2 bottles of confetti activator are included). My daughter LOVES the confetti style and we added it to some Elmer’s Glow in the Dark glue to make glow in the dark confetti slime – pretty cool! In my opinion, this variety pack is more than worth the price. It’s simple, full of variety, and makes the perfect slime consistency – both mom and daughter gives this an enthusiastic thumbs up!!” – Amazon Reviewer

Get it on Amazon for $12.99

Jar Melo Rock Painting Kits for Kids

This kit includes 10 smooth river stones in assorted sizes and shapes,12 colors versatile acrylic paints, paintbrushes, a scratch tool, transfer stickers and a how-to booklet.

“Purchased for my Granddaughter age 7. She has thoroughly enjoyed it. She will spend lots of time painting all kinds of rocks and loves to give her painted rocks as gifts.” – Amazon Reviewer

Get it on Amazon for $19.99

Make Your Own Mini Erasers

This Make Your Own Mini Erasers Kit comes with 8 blocks of clay that turn into real erasers when you mold and bake them. Also included is a 48-page book of detailed instructions.

“I love these sets and love to see what the kids come up with. It is actually on our default birthday gift list right now. We have bought two sets for our kids and several as gifts for birthday parties, and still, the kids were amped that we were getting another one.” – Amazon Reviewer

Get it on Amazon for $15.34

Make Your Own Bath Bombs Craft & Activity Kit

With this kit, you’ll learn the science behind creating the perfect fizz and make up to 12 colorful bath bombs in five different shapes—right in your own kitchen. Then dunk them in a bathtub full of water to release the sensational strawberry kiwi scent.

“My grandson likes to play with these in the bathtub. He enjoyed the kit very much. Thank you for your product and selling it on Amazon. It is the only place I shop any more being 3-1/2 hours away from Grandson.” – Amazon Reviewer.

Get it on Amazon for $14.96

Gummy Candy Lab

Aside from an experiment to guide you in making your gummy candies, additional experiments explore different chemistry concepts. Can you remove the color from your gummies? What happens when you melt one of your gummy shapes and then freeze it? The experiments in the kit explore the how’s and why’s in detail.

“My 5 year old son loves science experiments as well as food, so this gummy candy “lab” kit was a huge hit!! This brings science, art and cooking together and is a lot of fun! The instructions were super easy to follow and he was able to do a lot of it on his own.” – Amazon Reviewer

Get it on Amazon for $14.99


Nyna is the Founder and CEO of The Expat Woman, a global platform focused on connecting, supporting and empowering women who have moved abroad or plan to relocate. She is also a LinkedIn coach, consultant, trainer and speaker. LinkedIn played a huge role in my professional journey abroad, helping me build a network of powerful expat women and allies.

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