Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities

February 14, 2017

by Tiffany Kwong, Operations Manager

I have a confession:  I love the holidays.  I’m one of those people who will try to incorporate some kind of festive craft or hands-on activity into every major holiday.  Believe me, I have an entire closet devoted to materials for such occasions.  So for those of you who are seeking fun, interactive, and affordable activities to jazz up your February 14th, here is a round-up of Valentine’s Day-themed games, crafts and experiments you can enjoy with your child:

Crystal Hearts

STEAM activities

With just a handful of household products, learn how crystals form by creating decorative crystal hearts!


STEAM activities

These two activities are great for engineers and tinkerers.  Help your child learn about electricity and circuits by creating interactive valentines.

Build Marshmallow Structures

steam activities

Challenge your child to build structures using only marshmallows and toothpicks.

Heart-Shaped Puzzle

STEAM activities

In this puzzle, challenge your child to move, rotate and flip 20 pieces of paper triangles to create a heart.

Candy Heart Catapult

Steam activities

Challenge your child to build a catapult and testing out how far those extra candy hearts will fly!

Cupid’s Arrow Balloon Race

STEAM activities

Learn about physics and Newton’s Third Law of Motion by setting up a balloon race!

Valentine’s Day Slime

STEAM activities

What can be more fun than Valentine’s Day-themed slime? It’s ooey-gooey and your child will have fun learning about viscosity!

Still need ideas for Valentine’s Day?  Join us for our Exotic Pets Workshop on February 14th, 2-3:30PM!  Academy teacher, Grayson Kent, will teach you everything you need to know about exotic pet ownership: what to consider before purchasing, what animals are suitable pets, care tips, and more. Attendess will also get to meet some of Grayson’s favorite exotic pets! If you are interested in attending, please call (626) 403-8900.

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