STEM and Engineering for Kids 2017-05-11T06:59:21+00:00

STEM Challenges and Engineering Projects

 

Straw Boats: Engineering Challenge for Kids

Some of our favorite activities to do on inside days are simple STEM challenges. This straw boats engineering challenge is so easy and simple, but it's also engaging and fun. On rainy days we like to construct straw boats inside and then take them [...]

Gingerbread House Building | STEM for Kids

The kids will love this simple gingerbread house STEM project! Create engineering masterpieces by designing and building unique and edible structures. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. The holiday season calls for gingerbread, and lots of it! This gingerbread [...]

Construction Play With Bunchems | Creative Building

The benefits of building, engineering, and construction play are well established. Kids that engage in this kind of play enhance problem solving skills, fine motor skills, and spacial skills, as well as develop a heightened capacity for creative, divergent thinking. There may also be [...]

Paper Fliers | Rainy Day Boredom Busters

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. With cold and rainy weather upon us it's essential to have some go-to rainy day activities for inside play and learning! This Spring we did an outdoor engineering challenge with paper airplanes where we [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Early STEM Education

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. "Scientists and children belong together because they are the best learners in the universe." The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind We want our kids to get [...]

LEGO Summer | Beach Camping Adventure

We just got back from a trip to the beach that didn't go exactly as planned. Have you ever had a vacation like that? I'm guessing you have. Luckily we brought along a secret weapon that literally saved our sanity. It's no secret that [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Paper Airplane Fun & Learning

There is something irresistible, to kids and adults alike, about paper airplane fun. Once a child learns how to fold and fly a paper airplane, church programs, bus tickets, brochures, and junk mail will spontaneously become small flying toys. Paper airplanes are fantastic for both [...]

Candy Math and Science

Sometimes we end up with way more candy than I want my kids eating. Luckily, candy isn't just for eating anymore! Using the fantastic ideas below you can now use candy to do kitchen science experiments, build complex structures, and play candy math games! [...]