Cupid's Bow and Arrow STEM Challenge

Cupid's Bow and Arrow STEM Challenge


Can your students help Cupid?

Integrate STEM in your classroom this Valentine's Day! Students receive a letter from Cupid explaining that he lost his bow and arrow. Cupid will need your students' help to build him a new and improved bow and arrow!

Amazing Valentine's Day STEM Challenge for STEM club, STEM Teachers, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom! This Valentine's Day Activity can be easily done with simple materials you already have in your classroom (see material list below.)

This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Aligns with NGSS (Next Gen Science Standards).

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Materials Needed:

  • Scissors

  • Masking tape

  • Straws

  • Cotton Balls

  • Popsicle Sticks

  • White, Pink, and Red paper (optional)

  • Ruler


  • Teacher Instructions for Cupid's Bow and Arrow

  • Student STEM Journal

  • Student Instructions for Cupid's Bow and Arrow

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • NGSS Standards

What Teachers are saying about this Valentine's Day Activity:

"My students LOVED this Stem activity! They referenced it for the rest of the year!" - Nicole S.

"Got a chance to do this activity during a STEM day rotation our grade level put together! So much fun!" - Kristie G.

"I am so excited about this! I have been lurking STEM projects for awhile, waiting to take the leap of faith, and I'm going to do it next week for Valentine's Day! Your Holidays Around the World STEM pack is now on my wishlist for next year! Thank you!"

"My students had a blast with this activity! Excited to use it again next year!" - Andrea B.