Activities for 5-8 Year Olds to Do At Home

Inspire innovation and creativity with STEAM projects you can do at home today! 

Super Hero Buoyancy Experiments

Explore why some things float and some items sink using this fun superhero challenge. 

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Leaf  Paint Brushes

Create nature-inspired paint brushes while learning about all kinds of leaves. 

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Invisible Ink with Lemon Juice

Write secret notes with this invisible ink and send them to your pals!

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Homemade Hand Scrub 

Host a home spa day with this homemade hand scrub. 

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Narwhal Notebook

Embellish your notebook with this cute Narwhal! All you need is a glue stick, a sheet of light-blue scrapbook paper and a composition notebook. 

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Kid-Friendly Macrame Wall Hanging

Macrame wall hangings are popular crafts and home decor, but learning all those knots can be complicated. Start with this easy macrame project that’s perfect for kids!

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Baking Soda Powered Boat

Fizz, fizz, zoom! This baking soda experiment boat is easy to build and fun to race. If you’ve ever dropped a fizzy tablet into a cup of water or made a baking soda volcano, you’ve made the same chemical reaction used here. But this time, we’re using that reaction to power a soda bottle boat!

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Milk Swirl Experiment

This simple  experiement uses milk and food coloring to produce an explosion of colors! 

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Underwater Fireworks

Create your own underwater firework spectacular and learn about density. 

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Melted Crayon Art

Melt crayons into a work of art! 

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Magnetic Cereal

Pull a couple of cereal boxes from the shelf and test their iron content with this simple experiment. It’s fun to see your breakfast whiz across the surface of milk using a magnet.

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Egg in Vinegar Experiment

Submerge eggs in vinegar to make a bouncy egg. 

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Painted Rocks

For a backyard craft, transform simple rocks into bugs and other animals.

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Kaleidoscope Symmetry

Make a simple kaleidoscope and observe how  light and mirrors make pretty patterns with symmetrical designs. 

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Painting Ice Sculptures

Watch how salt melts ice in beautiful awesome patterns.

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Easy Slime

All you need is starch and glue to make this simple squishy slime.

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Gummy Bear Science Project

It is time for these little bears to grow up…and out with this gummy bear science project! Watch as gummy bears grow and shrink in different liquids in this kid-friendly experiment. 

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Pulled String Paintings

This kind of art making technique is called process art. It’s an non-traditional method that focuses on the process of making instead of following a predetermined composition or plan.

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Dancing Puppets

 Levers are simple machines that help us move or lift something. See how levers work by making your own dancing puppet!

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Flower Wreaths

When the garden comes into full bloom, take advantage of the lushness to create a flower wreaths

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Hopping Grasshopper

This grasshopper craft is not only a fun way to learn about the parts of a grasshopper, but it jumps too! 

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Window Greenhouse

Place seeds in a bag with a wet paper towel and watch the seeds sprout and grow .  

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Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Creamy ice cream made with just one ingredient. Yes, that’s right — just one ingredient, and no ice cream maker needed!

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Pinball Machine

Design the board, launch, and play, all while discovering pinball game physics! Build this pinball machine kit, designed just for kids, and play with angles and momentum. Plus, try your hand at geometric artwork to decorate your game board.


Conduct a series of egg-themed experiments that show physics, chemistry, and biology in action. Color eggs using chemical reactions, create sparkly eggshells through crystallization, and more!

Colorful Chemistry

Learn about the scientific method, then put together a bubbly chemical reaction in your own fab chemistry lab. Try other color mixing experiments, make some colorful art, and learn about everyday chemical reactions.

Light-Up Lantern

Puzzle together the pieces of an LED-powered lantern, fit for any budding explorer. Sharpen your spatial reasoning skills while crafting with wood, foam, and fabric. Learn about the history of lanterns, lantern signals, and secret codes, while lighting the way for pretend play!

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