50+ Hands On STEM Activities for Kids
Looking for STEM Activities for your child? Here's your guide to 50+ STEM ideas to explore science, technology, engineering and math at home for kids. Make your STEM activities educational and budget friendly for young kids.
Paper Roller Coasters - A STEM Activity, a project from Mr. Cooper
My students need cardstock and 30 rolls of tape to complete this project. Everybody loves roller coasters, or at least watching them, even if it is a marble rolling down a ramp. Imagine the sense o...
Light Table Activities :: 10+ Free and Low-Cost Ideas for Kids
We have continued to use our DIY light table regularly over the past several months and believe it’s about the best thing I’ve done this year. Really. I wish I had put one of these together years ago! I highly recommend you set up a simple light table for your kids! If you’ve read my light table posts, you’ll know that our very serviceable light table is simply a clear plastic storage box (ours is from Target) with a string of white Christmas lights inside. The cord is skinny enough to slip…
Make a Straw Skeleton | Activity | Education.com
This fun craft will teach your child a little bit about the human skeletal system and can be adapted to teach the biology of many different living animals.
Toothpick Sculptures for Kids :: 13 Fun Toothpick Construction Ideas!
The kids and I made extra colorful toothpick sculptures yesterday, using spring-colored marshmallows, colored toothpicks, and translucent pony beads. I shared a couple of photos on Instagram, but wanted to follow up with a proper blog post, more pictures, and a round up of kids toothpick sculpture ideas. First of all, if you haven't tried toothpick sculptures with your kids, definitely give it a try! It's a construction project that can be as simple as poking a bunch of toothpicks in…
Crayon Bits - a first grade blog
To make these lovely flowers, the students made two colors of petals (one color more than the other) and wrote a math subtraction sentence on a leaf to find how many more of one petal color the flower has than the other. Fun and pretty!
Engineering with Straws and Playdough
Paper straws are a fun, versatile, and inexpensive material to use for crafting, building, and sensory exploration. Little builders may enjoy the design challenge of engineering with straws and playdough. What can they build? This post contains affiliate links. Opinions are my own. This activity kept my son and I occupied for an entire afternoon! We both enjoyed the large-scale building experience...Read More »
20 drinking straw crafts for kids
If you're looking for new and exciting activities for kids to beat the boredom blues on bad weather days, this collection of drinking straw crafts for kids is a great place to start. There are so many fun ideas in this list, including great science experiments and fine motor activities, which makes these crafts educational as well as fun!