Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate mothers’ love and care for their children. It’s a day to show gratitude and appreciation for everything mothers do for us. If you’re a mother with a young toddler, you may wonder how to celebrate this day with your little one and have them learn a little along the way. Luckily, there are plenty of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities you can do together that are fun and educational.
Nature walks and scavenger hunts.
Take your toddler on a nature walk and ask them to find leaves, flowers, and rocks. Please encourage them to touch and feel the different textures of the items they find. After the walk, use the things to create a nature collage or sensory bin. This activity helps your toddler to learn about the natural world and to develop their observation and sensory skills.
DIY Bird Feeder
Create a DIY bird feeder with your toddler. Use an empty toilet paper roll, peanut butter, and birdseed to make a simple and fun feeder. After making the feeder, hang it outside and observe the birds that come to eat. This activity teaches your toddler about nature and animals and develops their fine motor skills.
Building blocks are an excellent tool for STEAM education. Your toddler can create structures and learn about shapes, sizes, and weights with blocks. Encourage your toddler to build different structures, such as towers or houses, and experiment with varying block combinations. You can also introduce basic math concepts such as counting and sorting. This activity promotes creativity and problem-solving skills.
Introduce your toddler to the world of color mixing by using primary colors to create new shades. Use food coloring and water to make different colors, and let your toddler experiment with mixing them. This activity is not only fun, but it also teaches your toddler about color theory and encourages their creativity.
Sensory play is an excellent way to introduce your toddler to STEAM education. You can create a sensory bin using materials such as rice, beans, or sand and add different objects for your toddler to explore. This activity encourages your toddler to use their senses and helps to develop their motor skills.
These five STEAM education activities are excellent ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with your toddler. They not only provide fun and entertainment, but they also teach your toddler valuable skills and knowledge. By engaging in these activities, you can create meaningful memories with your little one while promoting their learning and development.
Happy Mother’s Day!