Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which means you’ve probably already bought the class cards at Target for your kid, you’ve attached 30 pieces of candy to each card… and maybe you even wondered if your spouse would do something nice for Valentine’s this year? Here’s the thing: Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be solely commercial or just all about love between a couple. In fact, if you look at it in a different light, it’s a fun way for families and friends to express their appreciation for each other! Sometimes an expression of love is through sharing with someone your interests or putting time into your loved one’s interests. If you love STEM subjects or have a little one interested in STEM, below are some fun ideas to celebrate STEM on Valentine’s Day, originally compiled from iGameMom.
Science Valentine’s Cards
You can print these out or make them yourself! Fun and funny – these clever science cards will be a hit with the teachers and kids at school.
Valentine Math Worksheets
Some of you might be cringing (me, actually, I never liked math in school), but these Valentine’s worksheets are actually fun, and a great to work on with your kids for Valentine’s day! Working together on math problems is a great way for your child to learn math, learn to appreciate math (unlike me!), and bond with your child all at the same time.
Heart Science Experiments
For the experimenters and doers, these are a fun excuse to break out the goggles and aprons for some heart-themed experimenting this Valentine’s day. Don’t worry, not all of them are messy!
Science Videos on YouTube
iGameMom has put together an enriching list of YouTube videos about the circulatory system. Spoiler alert: one of them is a rap!!
We all have those friends (or maybe it’s us..) that hate Valentine’s day. It doesn’t have to be that way! We love the idea of taking a typically commercial holiday surrounding romantic relationships and turning it into an opportunity to teach kids life lessons and STEM lessons. We encourage you to have fun with your kids this Valentine’s day!