Thank you, WowWee for sponsoring this post. Be sure to visit WowWee today to buy Minion MiP and Botsquad in time for the holidays!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDo you do STEM activities with your kids? I bet you do and you don\u2019t even realize it. A lot of the activities we do with our kids naturally include science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), but we just don\u2019t talk about it with them.\r\n\r\nFor my day job, I actually work for a university to try to get elementary, middle and high school kids interested in STEM. Currently, I work with schools, museums, afterschool programs, and other places where people learn about STEM (think zoos, aquariums, etc.). In the U.S. and globally, we don\u2019t have enough people going into these STEM jobs. Even worse, we still don\u2019t have equal representation of women or people of color in STEM jobs. Even a lot of our STEM jobs are being outsourced to other places. Basically, we have a bit of a crisis and we need our kids to be more interested in STEM.\r\n\r\nKids are natural scientists \u2013 they ask questions, they are creative, they interrogate their worlds. They seek answers to complex questions all the time. The thing is, somewhere along the line, a lot of us lose that inquisitive nature and creativity, but we don\u2019t have to. The next time you\u2019re doing an activity with your child that incorporate STEM, talk to them about the scientific topics, tell them they are being a scientist\u00a0or an engineer. It\u2019s really that simple to start incorporating STEM into their lives. By reinforcing that STEM is cool, your kids will begin to internalize that they are scientists (here\u2019s a great article to get your kids to think like scientists).\r\n\r\nLately, we've been getting our kids interested in STEM through robots. WowWee has kid-friendly robots that my kids love. They especially love the Minion ones because they love those movies and it's a character they know. The Minion MiP robots are straight out of Gru's lair. This motion-detecting, self-balancing henchman is ready to play.\u00a0Get up to all kinds of mischief with your very own Minion MiP Turbo Dave from WowWee.\u00a0Packed with fun and games, this self -balancing robot speaks MinioneseTM\u00a0the official Minion language, responds to clapping and hand gestures, and can be controlled from the Turbodave app on your compatible smartphone or tablet. He even has his own Fart Blaster. The Minion MiP is full of personality, the only full experience robotic Minion that brings the minion world to life and has an app for pairing the robotic programming and AR experience through gameplay. Right now, you can save 20% using code 20MINIONMIP.\r\n\r\nIf you want to try some STEM activities for kids, here are 25 different things you can do to get them excited about STEM.\r\n25 STEM Activities for Kids\r\n1. Read STEM-Themed Books (here and here)\r\n2. Play with Robots\r\n3. Build a Marshmallow Tower\r\n4. Make Balancing Robots\r\n5. Play with Magnet Blocks\r\n6. Blow Up Magic Balloons\r\n7. Design a Popsicle Stick Catapult\r\n8. Try a Skittles Science Experiment\r\n9. Let Your Kids to Bake with You\r\n10. Build Car Ramps Using Paper Tubes\r\n11. Create a Rain Shelter\r\n12. Build a Gumdrop Bridge\r\n13. Try Fishing with Magnets\r\n14. Make Seed Beads\r\n15. Start a Rock Collection (30 ways to play with rocks)\r\n16. Build a Bug Hotel\r\n17. Go on a Nature Walk (and Talk about Nature)\r\n18. Create Art with Milk\r\n19. Make Balloon Hovercrafts\r\n20. Create Magnetic Trees\r\n21. Build Pool Noodle Structures\r\n22. Get a Marble Run\r\n23. Plant and Grow Seeds\r\n24. Make Slime\r\n25. Make a Tornado in a Bottle\r\n\r\nI hope you find these STEM activities for kids helpful. If you have other ideas, I'd love to hear about them!\r\n\r\nI was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.