Get kids thinking about design with this Design a Shoe printable STEAM activity for kids. This post also includes more fun activities for classic tales to keep kids thinking and learning. The Elves and the Shoemaker Activity: Design Shoes I put together a simple shoe design printable for the kids. and handed it to my girls. Five-year-old Anna painted red high heels. … [Read more...] about The Elves and the Shoemaker Activity: Design Shoes
STEM for girls
My 11-year-old came up with this challenge to design the best treehouse ever after reading Lisa Graff's Book, The Great Treehouse War. Check out the treehouses my kids designed, and Emma's review of the book. Creative Challenge For Kids: Design The Best Treehouse Ever! My bookworm daughter Emma designed her dream treehouse after reading Lisa Graff's The Great Treehouse … [Read more...] about Creative Challenge For Kids: Design The Best Treehouse Ever!
Learn why Cubetto is the best way for kids to learn to code. This brilliantly simple toy teaches kids to think like programmers! Sponsored post. Our family lives in California's Silicon Valley, where personal computers took off and every other millennial seems to be working for a tech startup. My kids learn programming in school alongside math, reading, social studies, and … [Read more...] about Why Cubetto is the Best Way for Kids to Learn to Code
How do you teach children to think like scientists? If you want kids to learn how to really look at the world around them, a science journal is a great place to start. This post includes tips on how to teach scientific reasoning through journaling - and a free printable to get you started. How to Teach Children to Think Like Scientists Mike and I are both trained … [Read more...] about How to Teach Children to Think Like Scientists
Can you design and build a truck? This construction themed STEM challenge for kids gets them thinking like real engineers. Do your kids love trucks? Even four-year-old Anna is mostly out of this phase now, but I remember especially how excited the kids were when our street was re-paved when we lived in Massachusetts. All day, they got to watch digger trucks dig up the road. … [Read more...] about Engineering Challenge: Can You Design and Build a Truck?