Winter STEM Activities for Families

14 Dec 2022

Resource Round-up of Fun, Hands-on STEM Activities for the Whole Family

Families play an important role in nurturing their children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One great way families can support their children’s STEM development is to do STEM activities together at home.

Keep your family engaged this winter with hands-on STEM activities that you can do at home. Many STEM activities can be completed using regular household objects. You don’t have to be a scientist or a teacher to do them with your child. Have fun, explore, and learn together.

Check out the resources below from our partners to find fun ways to engage your family in STEM learning.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

National Inventors Hall of Fame regularly shares hands-on STEM activities to inspire kids to learn about trends in STEM and discover leaders in innovation.


STEM NOLA's STEM at Home Activities include step-by-step instructions for families with elementary, middle, and high school students to do together using household objects. Instructions are available in English and Spanish.

TGR Foundation

TGR Foundation’s family-friendly design challenges encourage families to imagine, plan, create, and test solutions together. Instructions are available in English and Spanish.

Visit our resources section for more hands-on STEM activities.

About DoD STEM and Defense STEM Education Consortium

Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) is a collaborative partnership of STEM-focused organizations dedicated to addressing and prioritizing our nation's STEM talent. DSEC aims to broaden STEM literacy and develop a diverse and agile workforce with the technical excellence to defend our nation. Through strategic investment in STEM education and outreach activities, the effort will provide students with more exposure to educational and career opportunities as well as DoD research. DSEC is led on behalf of DoD STEM by RTI International.