Looking for spring or Easter activities that your students will love but are more than just a craft or activity to pass the time? These Easter & Spring STEM Challenges (or STEAM Challenges) will keep your students engaged in brain-busting work disguised as fun!

From this hub page, you will find everything you need to know about all five spring STEM challenges: links to resources, blog posts, video walk-throughs, and teacher feedback on each resource.


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Spring & Easter STEM Challenge Basics:

Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design and build spring/Easter themed items using science, technology, engineering, and math skills to complete the tasks and extensions. Modification suggestions are included to make these challenges engaging and productive for students in grades 2 – 8.

Working against a Criteria & Constraints List individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a carriage to hold cargo and roll downhill, made primarily of carrots.

As with all my challenges, modifications are included to make it appropriate for grades 2-8.  More details can be found in resource, blog, and video linked below the teacher feedback.


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Working against criteria & constraints individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a basket that will hold and contain Easter eggs as they participate in a bouncy relay race.

  • Directions to conduct the race based on whether students design baskets in groups, partners, or individually are included.

As with all my challenges, modifications are included to make it appropriate for grades 2-8.  More details can be found in resource, blog, and video linked below the teacher feedback.


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Working in groups against criteria & constraints, students will design and build a nest that holds as many eggs as possible using predominantly toilet paper.

As with all my challenges, modifications are included to make it appropriate for grades 2-8.  More details can be found in resource, blog, and video linked below the teacher feedback.


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Due to equipment malfunctioning at the bean factory, several types of beans are all mixed-up, putting the Easter Bunny in a bind! Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a device to sort the jelly beans from the mixed-up beans.

  • You can skip the story if it’s too cutesy for your kids, or if you want to avoid Easter references.
  • If you’re working with younger students, you’ll want to mix jelly beans with only one other bean type that is not too similar in size (e.g. black beans). For older students, increase to two or three other bean types, some of which may be closer in size to the jelly beans.

As with all my challenges, modifications are included to make it appropriate for grades 2-8.  More details can be found in resource, blog, and video linked below the teacher feedback.


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This is a classic egg-drop challenge with some new optional modifications. Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a device to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a predetermined height.

As with all my challenges, modifications are included to make it appropriate for grades 2-8.  More details can be found in resource, blog, and video linked below the teacher feedback.


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Spring and Easter STEM Challenges are the perfect activities to keep your students engaged in problem-solving and critical thinking! Click through to the spring hub page for five fresh and fun ideas for spring and Easter STEM, including blog posts, video walk-throughs and more for all five spring & Easter STEM Challenges! Modifications included for grades 2 -8.