A few months ago I was asked to come up with a series of educational at-home activities to do with the kids as part of a collaboration between eHow (who I regularly contribute for) and Target. All together, I wrote 8 posts – many of which centered on developing STEM skills.  This gum drop engineering …

STEM Activity: Gum Drop Engineering

Gum drop engineering to build STEM skills - post has great tips on extending the activity too! V a bag of gumdrops or mini marshmallows and toothpicks would make a great gift from an aunt.

Are you looking for a fun way to keep your students engaged and learning during the beginning of the holiday season. This is the perfect packet for you! Your students will be super excited to work together to construct different elements associated with the holiday to help build STEM skills and also reviewing Thanksgiving content at the same time!  - Build a Mayflower to get the Pilgrims to the New World - Construct a Native American home to keep them safe from the weather elements - Build a…

Are you looking for a fun way to keep your students engaged and learning during the beginning of the holiday season. This is the perfect packet for you! Your students will be super excited to work together to construct different elements associated with t

Tons of awesome STEM challenges for kids! These ideas would be perfect for STEM boxes, Makerspaces or STEM centers.

Endless STEM Challenges

So many fun STEM activities for kids! Build toothpick structures, make paper plate atoms, design a LEGO Eiffel Tower. lots of clever STEM centers.

Building Elsa's Ice Palace out of sugar cubes is a fun and imaginative way to learn STEM skills. It's a perfect activity for your preschool and elementary school aged architects!

Invitation To Build: Elsa's Ice Palace

Learn STEM skills with Elsa! Building Elsa's Ice Palace out of sugar cubes is a fun and imaginative way to learn STEM skills. It's a perfect activity for your preschool and elementary school aged architects!

DIY Inventor's Box - a super easy and cheap way to build STEM skills at home (and to keep the kids entertained!)

Build STEM Skills: Make an "Inventor's Box"

DIY Inventors Box - a super easy and cheap way to build STEM skills at home (and to keep the kids entertained!) Maybe an Engineer's Box where we discover new things about everyday objects.

Gumdrop Christmas Trees are a yummy building activity for your little architect.  Builds STEM skills - Christmas style!

Invitation to Build: Gumdrop Christmas Trees

Gumdrop Christmas Trees are a yummy building activity for your little architect.: Gumdrop Christmas Trees are a yummy building activity for your little architect.

Make your preschooler a portable tinkering kit full of loose parts perfect for inventing. Builds STEM skills in preschoolers.  It makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for aspiring engineers, too.

Portable Tinkering Kit for Preschoolers

INVENTION BOX Make your preschooler a portable tinkering kit full of loose parts perfect for inventing. Builds STEM skills in preschoolers. It makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for aspiring engineers, too.

LEGO zip line - a fun activity for kids to learn about angles, gravity, and tension to build STEM skills

Lego Zip Line Homemade Toy Zip Line for Kids

This would also be cute in a lego museum. Make a quick and easy Lego zip line to test out slopes, angles, gravity and tension plus engineering skills. Lego zip lines are fun!

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids with Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids (Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes!)

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids (Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes!) - Frugal Fun For Boys 4 Engineering Challenges for Kids with Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes

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