Kids dream of their futures from the time they’re little and STEM-based jobs allow them to dream BIG! Grab these free STEM coloring pages to begin your children on a STEM journey with fun and simple activities.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and sometimes Art (STEAM).
Why use STEM coloring pages?
Kids wonder what it would be like to visit the moon. Even designing their own video games in their minds and on paper is a favorite pastime. They create their own architecture with building blocks and knock things down with catapults.
You may not think much of it while they are creating in this manner. Yet, to an educator and those in the scientific careers or STEM careers, this is the best type of learning around.
In the fields of science, technology, mathematics, art, and engineering every individual starts somewhere. These free stem coloring pages for kids make a great place to introduce your young learners to the world of STEM and STEAM.
Free Stem Coloring Pages for Kids
Your kids might be familiar with scientists such as botanists or chemists, but how much do they know about what a limnologist or an ichthyologist? They can learn about the work of more than 40 different types of scientists with these fun STEM coloring pages!
STEM Fields Coloring Pages – Has your child expressed interest in any of the STEM fields? Whether it be science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or art use these coloring pages to introduce this topic. They can start even as young learners.
STEM Bookmark Coloring Pages – Your STEM-loving girls will enjoy this coloring activity. These STEM bookmarks have a whimsical feel to them that you don’t normally see. They are adorable.
Math STEM Coloring Worksheet – Check out this quick and simple learning activity. Your kids will practice math skills as they complete these STEM coloring pages.
9 STEM and STEAM Posters and Coloring Pages – Backpack Jack is a character to help teach collaboration and the engineering process as part of STEM and STEAM. There are different steps in the process that include planning, building, testing, evaluating, improving, and others.
Robot Coloring Pages for STEM
LEGO Figure Robot Free Coloring Pages – If your kids love LEGOs or you have loads of LEGOs (like the rest of us) and they enjoy robots, then these coloring pages are perfect for them. You can even put the 6 mini figurine robot coloring pages together as an activity fun book for STEM on the go.
Free Droid Designs Coloring Pages – Yes, your kids can start building droids and this is a great place to start. These free coloring sheets for building droids are an exciting way to combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Space Theme STEM Coloring Pages
STEM Activities and Challenges Space Astronaut Coloring Pages – Grab these 6 free coloring pages based on the Celestine the Astronaut Ballerine picture book. Your little learners will enjoy the idea of becoming important women leaders with these free PDF coloring pages.
Straw Rocket STEM Activity with Coloring Sheet – Ever heard of straw rockets? This is a super cool activity for kids to try alongside their STEM fields unit at home. Even your youngest students can explore STEM with this simple and fun project.
Solar System Orbit Printable Activity – This STEM activity includes printable free coloring pages, play dough, and more. This resource is part of an A-Z Science Series for toddlers and preschoolers – U is for universe.
STEM Insect Coloring Pages
Beetles and Bugs Coloring Pages – If your kids love insects they will totally enjoy some STEM fun with beetles and bugs. There are a total of four pages of insect coloring pages for your kids.
STEAM Adorable Bugs Coloring Page – These STEAM coloring sheets help kids explore different color combinations, counting, conversations, and more. Get kids outdoors and being creative with this adorable coloring sheet.
Women Pioneers in STEM
Katherine Johnson Inspirational Quotes STEM Coloring Page – Katherine Johnson was an African American mathematician and one of NASA’s “human computers.” This mandala coloring page is one of the free samples of a set of 10 printable STEM quotes for your kids to color.
Think Like a Girl Coloring Book – This Think Like a Girl: A Coloring Book of Women Pioneers in STEM is a free download from the Vilcek Foundation.
The Vilcek Foundation honors diversity in STEM through various prizes including the Vilcek-GoldGold Award. A Vilcek prize also recognizes the contributions of immigrants to scientific research and discovery.
STEM Quote Coloring Page in Recognition of Women – Women’s History Month is a good time to acknowledge women’s contribution to STEM. These inspirational quote printables can be added together as a coloring book of women pioneers.
What ages is STEM for?
As you can see from the resources above, STEM can start now, at preschool age even. If your child is entering school age, then they are ready for the introduction to STEAM and STEM in their homeschool journey.
It doesn’t have to be complex, yet the simple STEM or STEAM coloring pages build the foundation for your child’s possible future careers in essential STEM fields.
Try STEM or STEAM in your homeschool and see if you can get your kids interested!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!