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STEM Activity for Kids: How to Make Straw Rockets (w/ Free Rocket Template)- Fun for a science lesson, outdoor play activity, or unit on space! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

How to Make Straw Rockets

STEM Activity for Kids: How to Make Straw Rockets (w/ Free Rocket Template)- Fun for a science lesson, outdoor play activity, or unit on space! Great for students in a special education classroom. Work on oral motor skills as well as sensory play.

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!

Free Linear Measurement Task Cards. Perfect activity for a STEM box or math center!

Linear Measurement STEM Cards

Free Linear Measurement Task Cards. Perfect activity for a STEM box or math center!

Inventor's box. Let your kids play and learn about how things are made and how they work and all while having fun!

Build STEM Skills at Home: Make an Inventor’s Box

Let kids play and learn about how things are made and how they work and all while having fun! This could be a great Maker Box idea.

Three little pigs house building tuff spot is a great activity for fine motor skills, STEM, engineering and maths - great fun!

Three little pigs house building tuff spot is a great activity for fine motor skills, STEM, engineering and maths - great fun! ***can put in sand table ***

Inspire kids to develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with these 16 Toy Making STEM Projects. Kids will love to make, learn and play!

16 Toy Making STEM Projects For Kids

Inspire kids to develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with these 16 Toy Making STEM Projects. Kids will love to make, learn and play! STEAM Projects for kids.

STICK RAFT BUILDING STEM PROJECT. Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your raft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them stretching and developing their skills and engaging with Nature.

Stick Raft Building STEM Project

Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your raft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them stretching and developing thei

Shaving Cream Blocks: an easy toddler activity building with shaving cream and block. A great preschool activity that's easy to set up.

Shaving Cream Blocks

Shaving Cream Blocks: an easy toddler activity building with shaving cream and block. A great preschool activity that's easy to set up. Kids Activities Sensory Play Toddler STEM STEAM Engineering for Kids

This ones for older students and can push students to use several different kinds of prompts in their writing. I love that it is visually stimulating and therefore students are more likely to refer to it when writing in class. It shows that there are many ways to evaluate a text and starting with each prompt can change the tone and content of your paragraph/essay. This can be used anytime my students are asked to analyze/evaluate a text, story, video, etc.

How to Write an Academic Abstract

27 Evaluative writing prompts - or evaluative linking words/phrases - that you can use in an essay.

Autumn Sensory Playdough: naturally-scented and coloured playdough combined with Autumn treasures.

Autumn Sensory Playdough

Autumn Sensory Playdough: naturally-scented and coloured playdough combined with Autumn treasures like conkers.

Looking for STEM projects and challenges for kids?  Building and engineering projects are awesome for developing thinking skills and encouraging the ability to design and create.  The tough part, though, is that teachers often have to purchase the materials at their own expense.  At home, we don’t need to supply enough materials for a class, …

25 Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids (with Inexpensive or Recycled Materials

25 Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids (with Inexpensive or Recycled Materials!) Building challenges with paper, straw, craft sticks, etc.

Button STEM Activity Challenge for Kids. How high can you build your button tower? Encourage kids to use their fine motor and critical thinking skills to create the tallest button tower.  theeducatorsspinonit.com

Button STEM Activity Challenge for Kids

Button STEM Activity Challenge for Kids. How high can you build your button tower? Encourage kids to use their fine motor and critical thinking skills to create the tallest button tower.

This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning. One of our favorite STEM activities!

STEM Catapult Math & Engineering Activity (Angles and Ratios)

This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love!

Eiffel Tower Craft.  Fun and easy craft for developing fine motor skills.  Great for toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary children.  Use for a France theme or unit, or for construction!

Eiffel Tower Craft

Fun and easy craft for developing fine motor skills. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary children. Use for a France theme or unit, or for construction! A great homeschool resource

Information and helpful tools to introduce the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to your student

MPMK Gift Guide: Top Learning Toys for Building STEM Skills

MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Top STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Picks for all ages - so many great toys for working on engineering skills here! Love the detailed descriptions and age recommendations, so helpful!