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Valentine STEAM Projects

Love and Learning are in the air this Valentines Day! Holidays are a great time to take a break from your regular scheduled learning and do fun themed activities.

Here are a few STEAM projects we have found that even Cupid could not resist.

Turn sweet pastel treats into an art project.This lesson is a great way for kids in grades 3 and above to observe a color and try to replicate the value.

You will need liquid tempera paints, paper plates, 6″ white paper squares, a pencil, a black marker and of course, a few Sweethearts candies.

To help with this lesson, there is a PDF that contains a TINT color Wheel, a HEART template and a TINT & SHADE worksheet for your students.


Created by Mathiemom at Instructables.

A Valentine spin on the classic Operation game. By making the “Operation Valentine” project, students will apply their knowledge of simple electric circuits to create a game that can be used to help younger students practice beginning reading skills and fine motor skills.

This game can be played with one or more players.

To play, take turns trying to use the tweezers to extract a heart candy from the heart opening in the box. If the light bulb lights up, it is the next player’s turn.

If you successfully pull out a heart candy, you are rewarded by getting to eat it!


Ages 4-8

Have you wanted to introduce simple computer-free coding ideas to your kids? Our Valentines Day coding activity is perfect!

Have you ever checked out the binary alphabet? Learn how the computer speaks and why A isn’t just A to the computer. A great hands-on way to explore coding without the computer and make a gift for a friend or family member.


Kids of all ages will love this fun Valentines Math with Conversation Hearts! After you play the fun valentines day heart candy game, you use your filled up candy box to complete these fun Valentines Day themed math worksheets.

This activity is perfect for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th-grade students.


Where does the water really go when a plant is watered?

With this experiment, you can discover for yourself how essential the functions of stems are to plant growth. As the colored water is absorbed, you will be able to see how it moves into the flower and will be amazed when the petals of a white carnation change color.

There are two things that combine to move water through plants — transpiration and cohesion.

Most plants “drink” water from the ground through their roots. The water travels up the stem of the plant into the leaves and flowers where it makes food and helps keep the plant rigid. When a flower is cut off the plant, it no longer has its roots but the stem of the flower still “drinks” up the water and provides it to the leaves and flowers. How does this happen?

Instructions and video included in this lesson.


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