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Halloween STEM Activities

Are you looking for the perfect Halloween STEM activities to bring some seasonal fun into your classroom? Or maybe you need to keep your students engaged during the excitement and chaos that comes with school Halloween celebrations… Either way, check out these exciting engineering design challenges that are sure to keep your students’ interest!

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Corn Maze Challenge

This image shows a corn maze built out of building bricks as an example of fun Halloween STEM activities.

In this fun fall STEM challenge, students create a 3D marble maze modeled after a corn maze! First, they learn a bit about how corn mazes are created. Then they develop a model corn maze to present to a local farmer. After brainstorming ideas, they build a 3D marble maze using household materials. At the end, students test one another’s mazes and vote on their favorite!

Candy Bucket Challenge

This image shows a Halloween candy bucket constructed from copy paper and tape. It's full of candy with an orange background.

In this Halloween-themed challenge, students create a candy bucket for trick-or-treating that will hold as much candy as possible! First, students brainstorm ideas for their design. Then they build a candy bucket using household materials. Finally, students score their bucket by testing how much candy it can hold before breaking. They earn extra points if their bucket has a clear Halloween theme!

What’s included in the Halloween STEM activities?

Each Halloween STEM challenge includes: 

  • Detailed teacher notes that include suggestions for facilitating the project during in-person, distance, and hybrid learning
  • PDF, Google, and Easel versions of the student project packets
  • A slideshow to assist with lesson facilitation
  • A rubric for easy grading
  • End-of-project celebration certificates

These projects follow the engineering design process allowing students to practice their teamwork and problem-solving skills. The building materials are flexible, meaning you can use what you have on hand! Building bricks, clean recyclables, school supplies, etc.

Grab these resources today so you can take a break from planning and know your students will still be learning and having fun as you enjoy the fall season!

Want more fun STEM challenges?

Save when you grab the STEM challenge bundle! Then you’ll have fun projects ready-to-go all year long!

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