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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. Use marshmallows first, then dots, place playing cards on top and slowly add pennies for weights, compare structure was stronger, also test triangles and squares.

Sewing for Kids - Easy Stitch Cards: Practice fine motor skills Fun to do with their own drawings. Have them draw on cardboard - the back of a cereal box would work.  Then they could poke their holes and sew it.

DIY Easy Stitch Cards for Children

DIY Sewing for Kids - Easy Stitch Cards: Practice fine motor skills

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.

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks.  Awesome STEM activity for kids!

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

nice would be fun to do when camping with the grandkids

Earth and Space Science – Daily and Seasonal Changes Have the students create their own sun dials. They can tell time from the sun and learn how people told time back in the day. you can also tie this into a social studies lesson dealing with with any c

Great rainy day game! Have one dice with emotions and one with names of animals. Roll them both and have the kids act it out <3

Emotional animals kids game (Teaching kids about emotions)

Awesome drama game for kids. Dice with emotions & animals--kids have to act them out. A great rainy day game for the kids!

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Ideas originales para hacer manualidades con niños en vacaciones

Juego de memoria de helados - regalo para los niños

Juego de memoria ¡con helados!

DIY Popsicle Memory Game This one works for me on so many levels. a DIY Popsicle Memory Game which LOOKS good enough to eat! I have very fond recollections as a child sitting down an and playing adhoc memory games…

encajables por colores y numeros

Count and Sort Posting Box Maths Game

The Imagination Tree: Count and Sort Posting Box Maths Game. Great idea for toddlers.

Geometric Shapes Activity STEM Math Idea for Kids

Geometric Shapes Activity Math and STEM Ideas for Kids

MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Top STEM toys (science, technology, engineering & math)- super helpful detailed descriptions plus suggested age ranges.

MPMK Gift Guide: Top Toys for Building STEM Skills

Because let's face it, geeks of ALL ages like to play with these things. Best toys for building STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) skills - super helpful detailed descriptions plus suggested age ranges.

Robotics Projects for Kids - Step-by-step tutorials for making fun, easy, inexpensive "robots" via @researchparent

Arts activities 1 Robotics Projects for Kids - Step-by-step tutorials for making fun, easy, inexpensive "robots" via

Stem Challenge Building with Gum Drops | The perfect Christmas Science Activity for the Classroom

Building Structures with Candy Gumdrops