Watching kids discover through science, art, and creativity is fun! The learning that happens through discovery is pretty neat to watch. These ideas have great opportunity for discovery and learning for kids.
These discovery activities support science, technology, art, engineering, and math, or STEAM! Not only that, but the hands-on activity ideas are great for getting kids involved in project completion from start to finish.
By participating in these discovery learning activities, kids can challenge themselves in executive functioning skills (planning, prioritization, task completion) as well as social emotional skills such as self-awareness and self-confidence.
Check out these discover and learning ideas for kids:
Explore evaporation with this hands-on science activity.
Exploring Books Through Play is loaded with 50 hands-on exploring and discovering activities based on books! Kids love to explore books and the world around them!
Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20+ years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.