October is the month for decorated pumpkins, bats, and Halloween.
As kids gear up for the big day, get them excited with a few fun STEM activities for kids with a Halloween twist.
These Halloween STEM activities are perfect for October.
These STEM challenges would be fun in the classroom, at home, or even as a kids Halloween party idea.
Halloween STEM Activities
Candy Corn Catapults — Design and build your very own catapult and test how far you can fling candy corn pieces.
Ghost Pom-Pom Poppers — Kids will have fun creating these pom-pom poppers and testing to see how far they can get the pom-poms to fly.
Build a Ghost Tower— How tall can you engineer a tower in this ghostly structures STEM activity?
Candy Pumpkin Tower — Here’s another fun Halloween engineering activity for kids. How tall can they make their tower?
Grow Halloween Crystals — Use chemistry to create beautiful crystals shaped like pumpkins, spiders, and more.
Googly Eye Slime — Try your hand at a bit of chemistry with this simple slime recipe. Add googly eyes to make this monstrous eyeball slime.
Marshmallow Peeps Disappearing Ghosts — Kids will love experimenting with this tasty science activity.
Screaming Ghost Balloons — This super simple Halloween science activity will entertain kids while making spooky, screetchy noises they’ll love.
Build a Pumpkin Battery — Discover how you can make a working battery using pumpkins!
Pumpkin Catapult — Kids of all ages will love building their own craft stick catapult and using it for a fun game in this STEM challenge.
Halloween Eraser Stacking Challenge — This engineering challenge would be fun to do solo or as a competition to see who can build the tallest tower.
Flying Witches — Mix a bit of science into crafting and discover how levers work. Kids will love this cute idea.
Pumpkin Volcano — Carving pumpkins this year? Put that Jack-O-Lantern to good use and build your very own volcano.
Flying Tea Bag Ghost— Use the same science principles used in hot air balloons to make your very own flying ghost with this fun ghost experiment.
Monster Eye Science — This Halloween science experiment gives a fun new twist to the classic oil & water activity.
Spiderweb Slime — It’s sticky, stretchy, and lots of fun! Add a few spiders and this slime is sure to be a favorite.
Spider Drawing Bot — Learn how to build your own drawing bot, and give it a spooky twist that’s perfect for October.
Bone Bridge — Build a “bone” bridge and test how strong it is. Who can make the longest bridge?
Pumpkin Float — Do squash float or sink? Find out in this simple pumpkin exploration.
Marshmallow & Toothpick Spiderweb — Kids of all ages will love using marshmallows and toothpicks to form their very own spiderweb.
Dissolving Candy Corn Experiment — What dissolves candy corn the best? Make a hypothesis, experiment, and discover the answer for yourself.
Fizzing Eyeballs — Kids love fizzing science! Plastic eyeballs help give this classic experiment a spooky twist.
Pumpkin Pulley — Explore how pulley systems work by building your very own pulley.
Ghost Rockets — Engineer your very own film canister rockets with the perfect twist for Halloween.
Fizzy Ghosts— There is just something that kids love about fizzing science. Take that love to new heights with this fun ghostly twist.
Dancing Ghost — Use science in this ghost STEM to make your own tissue paper ghost magically dance without you touching it.
Flying Bat Straw Rockets — Print off the adorable bat template and use it to engineer your very own flying bat rockets. Who can make their bat fly the farthest?
Diving Ghost Experiment— In this diving ghost activity, science and ghosts combine in a spooktacular STEM activity.
Vanishing Ghost STEM— This simple STEM for Halloween is perfect for kids of all ages. They will be amazed to see their ghost disappear right before their very eyes.
These Halloween STEM Activities will keep your child engaged and having fun all October.
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