Explore 30 fun, constructive, and creative activities to do with built-in features of iPad (you can also use an iPhone). Designed for children in grades PK–2, these activities can easily be tailored for the whole family.
preMedia - STEM
This collection includes Science, Technology, and Engineering activities for preschool-aged children.
Grow flowers from seeds. Most plants will need soil, light, and water to grow. Plant 2 cups for your child(ren). Both plants will receive the same soil and water. One plant will be placed by sunlight, the other will be placed in a closed cabinet. Document the differences in growth over an extended period of time.
Count as you are carrying out daily routines.mWhile counting, stop often to ask what number comes next. Ask what number comes after or before a given number.
Child(ren) wil explore how sunlight can cast shadows on a sunny day. Child(ren) will trace shadows on the sidewalk to color. This can be an outline of their own body(s), or they can trace the outline of a preferred toy, etc.
Have items ready to complete and extend patterns. You can use blocks, poker chips, candy, cards created for holidays, etc. Hand the materials to your child(ren) and ask them to sort them by likeness. Ask them to create, duplicate, complete, and/or extend a pattern. For example, you can hand them a handful of colored goldfish crackers or colored cereal rings. Once they are sorted, count how many you have of each color. Ask them to select at least 2 colors to make patterns with. Allow them to create more complex patterns as they are ready.
Children will look out the window to determine what the weather conditions are for the day and determine what clothes would help them be comfortable to dress in for the day.