STEM/STEAM Day! – The Pencil Grip, Inc.



Are you ready to dive into a world of creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning?  STEM/STEAM Day is just around the corner! This exciting event is all about celebrating the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. STEM/STEAM Day is the perfect opportunity to explore, experiment, and have a blast while doing it!


What is STEM/STEAM Day?

STEM/STEAM Day is a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It's a chance for people of all ages to engage in hands-on activities, workshops, and events that showcase the wonders of these disciplines. From building robots to creating art installations, STEM/STEAM Day offers a wide range of opportunities to learn, explore, and have fun!

Why is STEM/STEAM Day Important?

STEM/STEAM Day is not just about having a good time (although that's definitely a big part of it!). It's also about inspiring and encouraging the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and critical thinkers. By engaging in STEM/STEAM activities, children and adults alike can develop important skills such as creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. Plus, it's a chance to discover new passions and interests that could potentially lead to exciting career paths!


Dice Math Game

Materials Needed: large foam dice, Kwik Stix, and printable counting sheet

  1. Roll the dice
  2. Match the number rolled with the number on the printed sheet
  3. Color in that box
  4. Repeat until all boxes are colored

Check out this craft on Instagram @developing.minds

Raindrop Math

Materials Needed: Magic Stix, paper, and counting objects

  1. Draw raindrops onto a piece of paper
  2. Display a color code above with each color representing a different number
  3. Write simple math problems in each raindrop
  4. Solve each one by coloring in the correct color based on what number that color represents
  5. Repeat until all math problems are solved

Check out this craft on Instagram @momthemage

Sun Dial

Materials Needed: 12 rocks, 1 long stick, Kwik Stix, Playdough or clay, and sunshine

  1. Label rocks from 1-12 in different colors using Kwik Stix
  2. Form rocks in a circle in order going clock wise
  3. Place a ball of playdough or clay in the center
  4. Place a stick into the playdough
  5. Practice telling time with this DIY sun dial!

Check out this craft on Instagram @happyparenthood


Materials Needed: wooden blocks, Kwik Stix, and ice cream sticks

  1. Color your ice cream sticks in different colored patterns with Kwik Stix
  2. Paint a bunch of cubes in different colors and scramble 
  3. Match each ice cream stick pattern with the singular wooden cubes

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Ladybug Counting

Materials Needed: cardboard, Kwik Stix, construction paper, and scissors

  1. Paint several ladybugs onto a piece of cardboard
  2. Cut small circles out from your pieces of construction paper
  3. Place onto each ladybug
  4. Count how many spots each ladybug has and label

Check out this craft on Instagram @kidscorneroc

Shape Tracing

Materials Needed: Wonder Stix, Wonder Stix Playmats, building tiles, and a wet cloth

  1. Trace each shaped tile with Wonder Stix and name which shape that you traced
  2. Then place the shapes back in their correct spot
  3. Wipe off and try again!

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Shape Playmats

Materials Needed: Wonder Stix, Reusable Shape Playmat, and wet cloth

  1. Use Wonder Stix to trace each shape on the playmat
  2. Flip over and trace numbers
  3. Wipe away and repeat!

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Writing and Counting

Materials Needed: Magic Stix, and printable counting sheet

  1. Write numbers 1-100 in a row in each box
  2. Color coordinate each row in the order of a rainbow
  3. Use a new color for each group of 10 numbers

Check out this craft on Instagram @isateony