Celebrating New Year is always fun. If you can blend STEM (Science Technology Engineer and Math) into the New Year celebration, it will be even more fun. Today we share some cool STEM activities that you can do together with kids, so the whole family can celebrate the New Year together STEM style.
Celebrate New Year with STEM Activities
One of my favorite New Year science project is fireworks in a jar. It is easy and fun. You don’t need any special preparation as you have everything you need right in your kitchen. The effect is so festive and kids all love it.
This New Year Erupting Volcano is a fun and safe way for young children to welcome New Year with fun colors.
On New Year’s Eve, make a count down clock.
You will always want to have colorful balloons for New Years. Try fill the balloons with some science tricks.
If you would like to pop the balloons to have festival sound effects, use a science experiment to pop them.
You will need the confetti popper to add some more festivity into the celebration. Remember to talk about air pressure and air flow while you are making it with kids.
Time to clean the glasses, try the fizzy science first. It might add the extra sparkles on the glasses.
Love the New Year’s Ball on Time Square? Make your own New Year’s ball that drops in your home. This is for older kids and needs some extra materials.
If you are really into coding, you can try this New Year Eve Count Down Timer that can also launch fireworks automatically. It is a Raspberry Pi project.
For more New Year celebration ideas with the whole family, visit our picks of Most Favorite New Year Eve Movies to Watch with Kids and the Whole Family and More than 70 Free New Year Printable Activities for Kids.
For more STEM activities, check out 150 STEM Activities to Do with Kids in the Kitchen.