Summer STEAM Bucket List: 30 Free & Easy Ideas to Keep Kids Actively Learning

free summer STEM activities bucket list

As a teacher, I love finding ready to use resources to send home with my students to help prevent the dreaded “summer slide.” As a mom, I really appreciate easy ideas to keep kids busy during the summer without over reliance on a screen or my over involvement, but with cheap materials that I probably already have on hand. Here are 30 relatively cheap and easy ideas that will engage elementary age kids in STEAM activities over the summer.