This Halloween, give learning a bewitching twist with a fun STEM activity!
From chemistry to optical illusions and laws of gravity, STEM pairs seamlessly with this holiday—Halloween is a perfect time of year for students to embrace their inner mad scientist or potion-maker.
But first—we have to let you know that iD Tech is also thrilled to announce our first-ever Halloween Roblox game!
The iD Halloween Block Party is free to play and easy to join, featuring festive designs and challenges. Our incredible team has been working non-stop to create something really special, where virtual trick-or-treaters will experience Halloween like never before—inside the popular game, Roblox. This groundbreaking event will feature hayrides, haunted houses, mazes, and a quest to find the billion hidden virtual candies.
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And now, here are a number of other STEM activities for you and the family to check out—enjoy!
Halloween STEM Activities
iD Tech is here to help find a Halloween-themed STEM activity for your student. Each of these ideas is low in cost and requires a combination of household items and things easily found on Amazon or at a craft store.
Important: These instructions are meant to be followed and worked on by parents with their children, and shouldn't be carried out without adult supervision.
Best Elementary School & Pre-K STEM Halloween Activities
Time for a mad scientist experience! This hands-on activity is ideal for kinesthetic/ tactile learners. Kids can get creative by adding sparkles, colors, and googly eyes for their spooky slime finished product.
This experiment gives the scientific method a delicious, Halloween candy twist. Encourage your students to think aloud and make observations as they test out different liquids to dissolve candy corn. As a bonus, this activity has delicious (non-dissolved) leftovers!
A science fair staple gets the ultimate, spooky makeover in this activity. Introduce chemical reactions in a tangible, fun way by adding your student’s favorite colors into the mix with food coloring for some seriously cool effects.
This activity integrates art with STEM concepts, creating an ideal STEAM activity. Teach your students about angles, symmetry, and more with this Halloween craft.
Bring Halloween to life in this optical illusion activity. Kids can choose a seasonal image like a pumpkin, witch in flight, or ghost to create a mind-boggling illusion to show off to their parents.
Encourage your little one to put on their engineering caps and build something awesome. From simple Halloween structures to an elaborate haunted house scene, building with LEGO’s is a great way to encourage learning through STEM.
Is that a haunted house, or is science at play here? Discover static electricity in this hands-on experiment that really helps get kids in the spirit of things (no pun intended).
Best Middle School STEM Halloween Activities
Muggles and wizards alike will love this LED activity. Hit the lights for some wizardly fun with circuits and crafts. As a bonus, connect this activity with a creative writing activity or other academic content for a full day of learning!
This activity takes pumpkin carving to new heights. Create an at-home racetrack that your elementary or middle schooler will love. Momentum and velocity, anyone? This activity is great for some friendly competition, and perhaps even candy prizes for speed and design.
Even haunted houses need great contractors, right? This imaginative activity encourages kids to explore circuitry and their planning skills. Not only are these educational to make, they are also excellent Halloween decorations.
If there’s a better way to teach laws of motion and gravity than by making things fly, we haven’t found it yet. Build pumpkin catapults with your kids to test out their ingenuity and to illustrate core scientific principles. If doing this with siblings, add a competitive element and see whose pumpkins can fly the farthest.
The key to making math fun to learn often lies in creative spin on an important concept or skill. Sick of solving for x? Try solving for goblins and witches instead! There are tons of math activities out there that use important skills in fun, engaging activities like corn mazes and graphing a witch’s flight.
The finished product of this experiment looks like a creation pulled directly from a mad scientist’s laboratory or potioneer’s cupboard. Each liquid in the tower has a different density and will float to tangibly illustrate the concept.
Best High School STEM Halloween Activities
Taking time to de-stress is so important in teenage years, and this easy DIY offers an easy way to do that. Using natural ingredients, create an at-home spa night with a pumpkin bath bomb.
Preventing a zombie apocalypse seems like a pretty motivating reason to learn about exponential growth. Whether applying this concept to algebra or chemistry, a fun activity like this can go a long way in making a core concept enjoyable to learn.
Give a classic costume a techy DIY makeover! This glow-in-the-dark Jack-O-Lantern is easy, fun, and incredibly cheap to make. Our tech-o-lantern costume is just one of many Halloween DIY projects that can get teens into the holiday spirit.
Even though Halloween will look different this year, kids deserve to have a fun-filled, memorable holiday. We at iD Tech are always happy to help kids and families enjoy some safe, STEM-filled fun!