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Today I have a very simple engineering activity for you to try. We love to play with blocks, LEGO, and ZOOB at our house – anything that gets the kids thinking creatively, critically, and scientifically! Today we tried a foam block engineering challenge and the kids absolutely loved it.

Stimulate your child's imagination with this creative foam block engineering STEM challenge! Easy to set up and clean up, foam block engineering is a must!

Foam Block Engineering Challenge

All you need is shaving cream, foam blocks, and a creative mind! The shaving cream is the glue that sticks the blocks together. It is easy to mix up and easy to clean up!

Squirt some shaving cream into a plastic container. Color with food coloring if you wish. Grab a paint brush and start building!

Stimulate your child's imagination with this creative foam block engineering STEM challenge! Easy to set up and clean up, foam block engineering is a must!

 

Stimulate your child's imagination with this creative foam block engineering STEM challenge! Easy to set up and clean up, foam block engineering is a must!

You can give your kids all kinds of foam block engineering challenges. Here are some that we enjoyed:

Tallest structure:

Stimulate your child's imagination with this creative foam block engineering STEM challenge! Easy to set up and clean up, foam block engineering is a must!

Most horizontal structure (the kids were amazed that they could build horizontally!):

Stimulate your child's imagination with this creative foam block engineering STEM challenge! Easy to set up and clean up, foam block engineering is a must!

Tool with which to destroy the structures (he is big into arrows lately):

Stimulate your child's imagination with this creative foam block engineering STEM challenge! Easy to set up and clean up, foam block engineering is a must!

I chose to do this activity in the bathtub since it was bath night anyway and I didn’t want to clean up a big mess elsewhere. It worked like a charm! Once they were done playing I filled up the tub and washed the blocks along with the kids! Although they were a little cramped in there, they had a blast 🙂

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