Building Shapes STEM Cards

Building Shapes STEM Cards

Kids will have an awesome time building popular 2D and 3D shapes with these free STEM activity task cards! Want to take your STEM game to the next level? Snag our best selling toothpick STEM challenges! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready I began...

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Building Block Letters and Numbers

Building Block Letters and Numbers

Looking for a hands-on way to practice letters and numbers?! Students will BEG to repeat these building block challenges.
 
The print and play cards have kids build all 26 uppercase letters, their 26 lowercase pairs PLUS the numbers 0 to 20.
 
Students will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re working on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!
 
Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a batch of LEGOS or DUPLOS. 
 
The set even includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.
 
 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
 
–> 2 versions of uppercase letter cards (in color + black and white)
 
–> 2 versions of lowercase letter cards (in color + black and white)
 
–> 2 versions of 0-20 number cards (in color + black and white)
 
–> Record sheets
 
–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build a word out of LEGOS and count the number of bricks they used.
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Building Block STEM Challenges

Building Block STEM Challenges

Grab your LEGOS and get ready for some hands-on STEM! These five motivating STEM challenges are perfect for early finisher activities, STEM boxes, math centers or Makerspaces.

——————> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 26 Building Challenges + record sheet

–> 30 Weight Challenges + record sheet (INCLUDES “MASS” VERSION)

–> 15 Length Challenges + record sheet

–> 15 Problem Solving Extensions + record sheet

–> 15 Pattern Challenges + record sheet

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STEM Challenge: 4 Seasons of Building Cards

STEM Challenge: 4 Seasons of Building Cards

These STEM challenge cards are the perfect addition to your favorite building block center (LEGOS, wooden blocks, DUPLOS… you name it!)

Kids will love using real world pictures as inspiration to build 11 common objects each season!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

SPRING-> kite, tree, butterfly, flower, rain boots, watering can, umbrella, bunny, garden trowel, bird, duckling

SUMMER-> popsicle, beach ball, sea star, crab, sailboat, sunglasses, strawberry, shell, soccer ball, fish, sand castle

FALL-> maple leaf, scarecrow, spider, bat, apple pie, candy corn, pumpkin, apple, squirrel, black cat, tractor

WINTER-> mittens, snowflake, pine cone, sled, evergreen tree, gift box, cocoa mug, rose, gingerbread man, penguin, polar bear

 

The STEM challenge cards are a great way to help kids develop abstract thinking, design, engineering and building skills!

Grab your set (below) and then hop over and snag our Famous Landmark Cards too!

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STEM Challenge: Building with Paper

STEM Challenge: Building with Paper

Grab a batch of ordinary copy paper for four kid-approved STEM projects!

 

STUDENTS WILL:

–> Test the flight distance and load capacity of paper airplanes,

–> Make spinning paper helicopters,

–> Build index card towers,

–> And test the strength of different 3D shapes.

 

The center cards, posters, record sheets and easy to follow directions are great to use as STEM centers, makerspaces or science centers.

Want more?! Grab ALL of our STEM challenges (including this one!) HERE.

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Science Experiments for Kids!

Science Experiments for Kids!

We’re all born as scientists. Right away, we see kids experimenting in every surrounding all day long. Whether they’re throwing oatmeal on the ground, noodles at the wall, blowing bubbles in the bathtub, building forts or stacking blocks, kids experiment.  Give...

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Seasonal Centers

Seasonal Centers

Swapping themes from season to season is a great way to teach students about the passage of time. These activities can provide kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade helpful ways to explore the whole year. Whether you’re looking for apples, leaves and pumpkin...

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Holiday Centers

Holiday Centers

Holidays are such an exciting time for kids and when you’re able to bring hands-on, fun activities into the classroom you can amplify their joy! We’ve compiled a list of many easy-to-set-up centers to celebrate throughout the entire year with your PreK, Kindergarten...

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Fall Ten Frame Printables

Fall Ten Frame Printables

Ten frames are one of my favorite tools in the classroom for building number sense. Since my students loved our apple ten frame printables, I knew they would love to work with some fall ten frames as well! These fun printables are great way to build number recognition...

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Apple Tree Counting Cards

Apple Tree Counting Cards

These apple tree counting cards are perfect for the beginning of the school year! Students will love using all kinds of manipulatives to build numbers, work on fine motor skills AND practice number writing at the same time! Getting Ready To prep the activity, I...

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Tally Mark Clip Cards

Tally Mark Clip Cards

My kindergarteners have become masters of counting by 1'st and 10's lately, and now we are working through the challenge of counting by 5's! Tally marks are a natural fit because they group together on every 5th one. These tally mark clip cards are a great, hands on...

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LEGO Addition Cards

LEGO Addition Cards

LEGOS are such a motivating way to teach kids math! These fun-filled addition cards take learning to a whole new level of cool by helping kids see how two sets of LEGOS can be added together to make one sum. The LEGO addition cards are great to use as a math center,...

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Linear Measurement Scavenger Hunt

Linear Measurement Scavenger Hunt

When it comes to teaching kids about linear measurement, this playful, hands-on scavenger hunt is a quick and easy way to make practice fun. Snag your copy below and then hop over and grab our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle in our shop! Getting Ready Prepping this linear...

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10 Coding Activities for Kids

10 Coding Activities for Kids

Coding is the language programmers use to make technologies like computers and robots do what they need them to do. There are twelve popular varieties - one coding language for websites, another one for computers, another for Android apps...Here are 10 coding...

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DIY Magnetic Craft Sticks

DIY Magnetic Craft Sticks

Sometimes the simplest activities are the biggest hits with kids. That's certainly true for these easy DIY magnetic craft sticks.  They are a motivating way to work on shapes, patterns, alphabet letters... there are so many possibilities. When you're finished with...

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Apple STEM Challenges

Apple STEM Challenges

These apple STEM challenges are a must-try! Grab a bag of apples and dive into science, measurement, buoyancy, life cycles, 2D shapes and numbers.  The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks. Download your set in our shop or on...

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Pretzel and Marshmallow Structures

Pretzel and Marshmallow Structures

When it comes to simple prep STEM projects for kids, these pretzel and marshmallow STEM structures take the cake.  The hands-on (and tasty!) challenge is a motivating engineering activity for little builders. Want more STEM building challenges?  Hope on over to snag...

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LEGO STEM Activities

LEGO STEM Activities

LEGOs have stood the test of time. Even with competing video and computer games, most kids still love building with bricks.  These fun LEGO STEM activities give children hands-on practice with science, technology, engineering and math - skills they'll rely on for...

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LEGO Challenge Cards

LEGO Challenge Cards

This giant collection of LEGO challenge cards is a simple prep, fun way to sneak some STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math) into the day. With cards that range from easy to difficult, little engineers will love tackling the designs. Snag your set...

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Straw Bridges

Straw Bridges

Building straw bridges is a fun way to strengthen kids' science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. With just a few simple supplies, they can design a load bearing bridge just like the ones they drive across in cars! What will your class come up with!? ...

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20 Teacher Approved iPad Apps for Kids

20 Teacher Approved iPad Apps for Kids

Preparing kids for the 21st century means exposing them to technology. And for many kids, that means spending some time on an iPad.  But what iPad apps are best for kids? With so many iPad apps on the market for kids these days, it can be hard to know which ones are...

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4 Seasons STEM Challenge Cards

4 Seasons STEM Challenge Cards

Want an easy way to sneak some STEM learning into your building center or LEGO bin? These 4 seasons challenge cards are the perfect solution. Kids simply grab one and start to build! Or, for students who are ready for a challenge, have them map out their STEM design...

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Hands-On Number Bond Activities

Hands-On Number Bond Activities

If you're teaching number bonds and would love a break from worksheets, these engaging, hands-on number bond activities are a must. Solve missing addends with playdough, set up a fun math center with write and wipe cards... there are so many possibilities! When you're...

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Beach Bucket Number Match

Beach Bucket Number Match

Looking to have buckets of counting fun this summer?!  I'm right there with you!  Base 10 blocks are a great resource for young learners to work on counting and identifying numbers. and this number match is here to help. Scroll down to download your base 10 freebie...

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STEM Pattern Block Challenges

STEM Pattern Block Challenges

Pattern blocks are such an easy way to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) into the classroom! Just print the pattern block challenge cards below, grab your blocks, and you're ready to build kids' design, problem solving and planning skills....

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Ice Cream Skip Counting Puzzles

Ice Cream Skip Counting Puzzles

Learning how to skip count takes kids lots of practice but these motivating ice cream skip counting puzzles make all of that hard work fun for kids. For even more math fun, grab our Editable Math Fact Games in our shop! This post contains Amazon affiliate links....

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2D Shapes Sorting Activity

2D Shapes Sorting Activity

Looking for a print and play 2D shape activity your kids will love? This sorting activity is great to use as an interactive notebook, assessment tool or math center. Grab your set below and then hop over and snag our 2D Shape Activity Pack too! One of the ways we love...

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Flower Addition to 10

Flower Addition to 10

Building up number sense and fact fluency is something that takes time and practice. But all of that hard work certainly doesn't have to be boring! This flower addition activity is a fun way to work on addition facts in math centers! This activity is also great for...

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Beehive Spin and Subtract Game

Beehive Spin and Subtract Game

Subtraction facts often prove to be a bit more challenging than addition facts, so we are always looking for ways to work on them together and keep our practice fun! This beehive spin and subtract game is an engaging activity that Kindergarteners and 1st graders...

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Famous Landmarks STEM Challenge

Famous Landmarks STEM Challenge

My kids are in love with OBSESSED with LEGOs, so I was excited to create a STEM challenge that would stretch their building skills. Voila! That's how this famous landmark STEM challenge was born. It's a cult-favorite! And it's perfect to use in STEM centers or...

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Fall LEGO Challenge Cards

Fall LEGO Challenge Cards

Our Famous Landmark Challenge Cards have been a huge hit!  So, I was eager to pull together a new batch of building cards with a fall-themed twist! These building LEGO activity cards are perfect to use in STEM centers, makerspaces, or math stations.  Grab your free...

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Outer Space Pattern Block Mats

Outer Space Pattern Block Mats

Kids of all ages love learning about outer space! Whether you're looking for a fun math activity to add to your space unit or you want to entertain your future astronaut with a quick prep activity, these free outer space pattern block mats are a perfect fit. Grab your...

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Valentine Ten Frames

Valentine Ten Frames

These playful valentine ten frames are a great way to build an understanding of numbers and one to one correspondence with preschoolers and kindergarteners this Valentine's Day season. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab even more STEM challenges kids will...

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Conversation Heart Popsicle Stick Catapult

Conversation Heart Popsicle Stick Catapult

There are so many fun ways to learn with conversation hearts and these simple STEM popsicle stick catapults rank as one of our favorites! With just a few supplies, kids can build a catapult that really launches. It's an engineering project little scientists will beg...

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Rainbow STEM Challenge

Rainbow STEM Challenge

Have you ever had a Pinterest fail? I know I have!​​ Sometimes a STEM challenge seems like unicorns and rainbows in theory and then you try doing it in your own classroom and everything turns into chaos.Kids are off task...The project flops...​​​​That's why I love...

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Crack the Code

Crack the Code

There's nothing quite as intriguing as cracking secret codes so this freebie is a must-grab! As students use their cipher wheel to decode the words, they'll be having so much fun that they won't even realize that they're working on beginning coding skills they can use...

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Valentine Math Fact Match

Valentine Math Fact Match

Mastering addition and subtraction facts takes a lot of time and practice, so why not make it fun with hands-on activities that feel like games?!  This Valentine math fact match is a great math center or small group activity for kids who are working on addition and...

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Sprout House

Sprout House

Spring is just around the corner and my kiddos are itching to start planting seeds.  Our  little DIY sprout house made from sponges had my kids giddy with excitement.  Combining engineering and science into one awesome project was a motivating way to learn about...

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Snowflake Geometry

Snowflake Geometry

When you think of snowflakes, I bet geometrical shapes aren't the first things to come to mind. But because of the chemical structure of water, every tiny flake actually starts out as a hexagonal prism.  Enter: snowflake geometry! My curious kiddos loved studying the...

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Number Representation Snowmen

Number Representation Snowmen

Number representation is such an important skill for children to develop.  Understanding the concept of place value and representing numbers in different ways is essential to building that number sense! This super cute snowman is perfect to use for number of the day...

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Kindergarten STEM Activities

Kindergarten STEM Activities

If you’re looking for fun and engaging kindergarten STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math), you’ve come to the right spot! STEM is our “thing” and we’re excited to pass along our favorite activities so you can save time, build confidence and take...

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Pre-Kindergarten STEM Activities

Pre-Kindergarten STEM Activities

If you're looking for fun and engaging Pre-K STEM activities, you've come to the right spot! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is our “thing” and we’re excited to pass along our favorite activities so you can save time, build confidence and take your...

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Build a Snowman Clock

Build a Snowman Clock

Children love to build snowmen this time of year, which is why this snowman clock is the perfect activity to have them introduce telling time.  Snag the clock below and then hop over to grab 11 more telling time activities students love in our shop or on Teachers Pay...

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Gingerbread Ten Frames

Gingerbread Ten Frames

These adorable gingerbread ten frames are the perfect follow up to one of my favorite holiday children's stories: The Gingerbread Man! The activity is a playful way for preschool and kindergarten kids to work on numbers and counting. Snag your set below and then hop...

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First Grade STEM Centers

First Grade STEM Centers

If you’re looking for fun and engaging first grade STEM centers (science, technology, engineering, and math), you’ve come to the right spot! STEM is our “thing” and we are so excited to pass along our favorite activities so you can save time, build confidence and take...

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Second Grade STEM Activities

Second Grade STEM Activities

If you’re looking for fun and engaging second grade STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math), you’ve come to the right spot! STEM is our “thing” and I'm excited to pass along these fun ideas for the classroom so that you and your students grow a...

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Christmas STEM Challenges

Christmas STEM Challenges

Christmas is coming early this year! These five brand new Christmas STEM challenges are perfect to use with small groups or centers. From holiday geoboard designs to North Pole LEGO building challenges, these five STEM challenges are Saint Nick-approved! Grab the...

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Ultimate STEM Gifts for Kids

Ultimate STEM Gifts for Kids

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is all the rage and kids love that these STEM gifts are hands-on and engaging and grown ups love that they prepare students for their STEM-filled future. Whether you're on the hunt for a birthday gift, holiday present...

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Gumdrop STEM Structures

Gumdrop STEM Structures

Grab a box of toothpicks and a bag of gumdrops for some hands-on and festive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) structures! Snag these gumdrop STEM challenges and lots of other STEM challenges with our Epic STEM Chalone Bundle! Getting Ready To prep the...

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Pumpkin Investigations

Pumpkin Investigations

Pumpkin investigations are a must-try STEM activity for fall because they give kids hands-on practice with so many different math and science skills at once! Snag your pumpkin investigation sheet below and then keep the STEM fun going with our amazing Epic STEM...

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Pumpkin STEM Structures

Pumpkin STEM Structures

The kids LOVED using our STEM challenge cards to build toothpick and playdough structures a couple months ago so I was eager to pull out the activity again to make PUMPKIN STEM structures! Grab your batch of toothpick STEM structure cards in our shop! Getting Ready To...

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Roll a Rainbow

Roll a Rainbow

Roll a Rainbow is a fun count-and-color game that's perfect to use as a math center or just-because activity.  As kids race to fill their rainbow with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, they count (or instantly recognize) the numbers one through six. This...

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St. Patrick’s Day Number Puzzles

St. Patrick’s Day Number Puzzles

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to add some themed, seasonal fun to our learning. These number puzzles provide practice with number identification, counting, tally marks, ten frames and subitizing. They are perfect to use with preschoolers or early...

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Pattern Centers

Pattern Centers

Teach patterns with this motivating batch of hands-on centers!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a basket of the matching math manipulatives: rainbow bears, unifix cubes, craft sticks or pattern blocks.

You can even print off the record sheet to keep track of students’ learning!

Kids will love building the patterns and then adding on to stretch them further.

As a bonus, the set also includes a create your own pattern challenge for kids who are ready for a next step.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 10 Rainbow Bear Pattern Cards
 
–> 10 Unifix Cube Pattern Cards
 
–> 10 Craft Stick Pattern Cards
 
–> 10 Pattern Block Pattern Cards (Hard)

–> Record sheets

–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build a pattern of their own

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Math Geoboard Challenges

Math Geoboard Challenges

These math geoboard challenges build problem solving and design skills while working on geometry, counting, perimeter, angles, comparing, AND scaling at the same time.

They’re jam-packed with learning!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a geoboard and rubber band set. Kids will love building all 10 different shapes, 9 math symbols plus the numbers 1-20.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 2 versions of 10 shape cards (easier + harder)

–> 2 versions of 9 math symbol cards (easier + harder)

–> 2 versions of 20 number cards (easier + harder)

–> Record sheets

–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build 4 geoboard designs of their own.

 

You can easily stretch the activity for kids who are ready for a challenge by giving them the set of harder challenges or simplify it for students who are new to geoboards by pulling out the easier one.

As a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

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Alphabet Geoboard Challenges

Alphabet Geoboard Challenges

These alphabet geoboard challenges build problem solving and design skills while working on geometry, counting, perimeter, angles, comparing, scaling AND letter recognition at the same time.

They’re jam packed with learning!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a geoboard and rubber band set. Kids will love building all 26 uppercase letters and their 26 lowercase pairs.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 2 versions of uppercase letter cards (easier + harder)

–> 2 versions of lowercase letter cards (easier + harder)

–> Record sheets

–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build 4 geoboard designs of their own.

 

You can easily stretch the activity for kids who are ready for a challenge by giving them the set of harder challenges or simplify it for students who are new to geoboards by pulling out the easier one.

As a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

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Graph of the Week

Graph of the Week

Graphs of the week are a valuable way to teach students how to create, read and analyze graphs.

This mega bundle provides 5 pocket chart graphs for each month so kids can practice data analysis all year long.

They’re great to use as morning work or quick whole group lessons!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> EDITABLE student cards that make it easy to print personalized pocket chart cards for every child in class.

–> 5 pocket chart graphs for each month.

–> 5 follow up record sheets for each month.

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Graphs of the Week

Graphs of the Week

Looking for an engaging way to teach graphs but not sure where to start? This is the answer!  Children will love working with their classmates to create, read and analyze data. And because this mega bundle includes 5 pocket chart graphs for every month, children can...

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Holidays Around the World STEM

Holidays Around the World STEM

These Holidays Around the World STEM challenges are a must-try! Students will love diving into engineering, problem solving and (of course) STEM!!

All eight STEM challenges include record sheets to help kids keep track of their answers AND easy to follow instructions making it easy for you to lead the activity.

They’re perfect for winter parties, festivals of light units, early finisher activities, STEM boxes or just because.

—-> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE! 

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 LEGO building task cards + record sheets

–> 15 pattern block task cards + record sheets

–> Pattern block design challenge

–> Pipe cleaner yule goat challenge

–> Design your own pipe cleaner holiday creations

–> Build a dreidel

–> Play dreidel

–> Tally dreidel spins

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Farm STEM Challenges

Farm STEM Challenges

Whether you're planning a farm-themed unit or are in need of motivating ways to teach kids important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, this activity pack is sure to do the trick. The 6 playful challenges are perfect to use in STEM centers, math...

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Farm Activities

Farm Activities

Looking for farm activities your students will beg to play over and over again?!

This print and play pack includes 17 motivating ways to teach phonics, word families, sight words, number concept, 2D shapes and so much more.

The farm activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

Scroll down to see a list of what’s inside this jam packed instant download!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack also includes literacy centers that make it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> Alphabet Coops. Such a motivating way to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

–> Letter Sound Puzzles. Find the letter that starts each word. The set even includes digraphs!

–> Rhyming Puzzles. Find the matching words.

–> Match Up. Sound out 16 pairs of CVC words.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the barn as you read and write sight words along the way.

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Read the words to find out what’s hiding underneath. Then write the words in the right spot on your sheet!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Find the pairs of words and then spell them on your sheet.

–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including counting, number writing, patterns and 2D shapes.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Color by Ten Frame. Pick a ten frame and color the number that matches!

–> Base 10 Clip Cards. Practice counting and building numbers 1-120 with base ten blocks.

–> Farm Patterns. Create AB, ABB, ABCD, AABB, AAB and ABC patterns.

–> Shape Spin and Color. Spin a 2D shape, name it and then color it.

–> Write and Wipe Counting Cards. Work on number recognition, counting on from a given number and one to one correspondence.

–> Write and Wipe Addition Cards. Write and solve farm-themed addition problems.

–> Write and Wipe Number Bond Cards. Then stretch students to find the missing number in each farm number bond.

 

THERE ARE 17 FARM ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Farm STEM Challenges

Farm STEM Challenges

These farm STEM challenges are a must-try! Students will love diving into measurement, engineering, number recognition, addition, shapes and problem solving.

The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks.

—————> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 geoboard task cards + a record sheet

–> 15 building block task cards + a record sheet

–> 15 linear measurement task cards + a record sheet

–> 10 baby animal match up puzzles

–> How many long? measurement activity

–> Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats (There are two versions: one practicing numbers and a second for addition.)

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Apple Activities

Apple Activities

The apple activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

COMMUNITY BUILDING

One of my favorite activities in the bunch is a powerful anti-bullying activity that shows how harmful teasing, taunting and excluding can be.

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack also includes literacy centers that make it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> Alphabet Apples. Such a motivating way to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

–> Letter Sound Puzzles. Find the letter that starts each word.

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Find the matching words.

–> Match Up. Sound out 16 pairs of CVC words.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the apple stand as you read and write sight words along the way.

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Read the words to find out what’s hiding underneath. Then write the words in the right spot on your sheet!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Find the pairs of words and then spell them on your sheet.

–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including counting, number writing, patterns, shapes and graphing.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Color by Ten Frame. Pick a ten frame and color the number that matches!

–> Base 10 Puzzles. Practice counting and building numbers 1-100 with base ten blocks.

–> Apple Patterns. Create AB, ABB, ABCD, AABB, AAB and ABC patterns.

–> Shape Graphs. Spin a 2D shape, name it and then graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Roll and Add 1-10. Roll a dice, write the number and solve the addition problem. It’s a motivating way to practice adding +1 to +10.

THERE ARE 15 APPLE ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Back to School STEM Challenges

Back to School STEM Challenges

Looking for back to school STEM challenges your students will beg to repeat over and over again? You’re in the right spot!

Solve a batch of weight/mass task cards, complete a jaw dropping science experiment with pencils, use LEGO bricks to create a set of building challenges and more!

These five back to school STEM challenges include a variety of record sheets so you can easily adapt the activities for pre-k through second grade.

The set is perfect to use as science experiments, in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks.

————> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 weight/mass challenge cards

–> 15 length challenge cards

–> 15 building block challenge cards

–>How Many Long? (A hands-on measuring activity)

–> Pencil Through a Bag science experiment

 

All five STEM challenges include record sheets to help kids keep track of their answers AND easy to follow instructions making it easy for you to lead the activity.

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St. Patrick’s Day STEM

St. Patrick’s Day STEM

These St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenges are a must-try! The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks.

 

STUDENTS WILL LOVE:

–> Building 10 Irish objects out of LEGOS.

–> Helping leprechauns carry gold across water by creating a raft that really floats.

–> Learning about buoyancy by pouring a Skittles rainbow into a jar.

–> Using common kitchen supplies to make a chemical reaction that polishes “leprechaun coins”.

–> Adding on to and creating Skittles patterns.

 

And, to help you track students’ growth, all five STEM challenges include record sheets to help kids keep track of their answers.

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Christmas STEM Challenges

Christmas STEM Challenges

Step up your centers this holiday season with five motivating Christmas STEM challenges!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Geoboard Challenges

–>  LEGO Building Challenges

–> 2D Gumdrop Toothpick Shapes

–> Candy Cane Science Experiment

–> Roll, Add and Cover Game

 

The motivating batch of STEM challenges are perfect to use with small groups or as centers.

It’s the perfect compliment to our 23 Christmas Activities!

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Inspiring STEM Centers

Inspiring STEM Centers

When it comes to setting up your science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) center, picking the perfect spot can make or break it. To do it right, you'll need two things: Plenty of room for kids to work and Enough space to store your supplies STEM centers are...

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Top STEM Toys

Top STEM Toys

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning is a big part of a modern education, but did you know that if children play with STEM-themed toys, they are more likely to be interested in learning STEM in the classroom? These must-have STEM toys are...

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First Grade STEM Activities

First Grade STEM Activities

If your first graders constantly ask how and why things work, then they are ready for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)! These fun, hands-on STEM activities are just right for first grade. They're the perfect compliment to our jam-packed STEM Challenge...

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Kindergarten STEM Activities

Kindergarten STEM Activities

Kindergarten kids will love these brilliant and simple STEM activities! These Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities provide hands-on, educational activities covering STEM topics perfect for kids from 5 to 7. They're the perfect compliment to our best...

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STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

Looking for an engaging batch of STEM challenges to add to your centers or STEM boxes?! These pattern block STEM challenges are an easy way to work on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a batch of pattern blocks. Kids will love building all 55 designs!

Plus, as a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 any time design task cards

–> 10 fall task cards

–> 10 winter task cards

–> 10 spring task cards

–> 10 summer task cards

–> 3 bonus challenges

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STEM Challenge: Geoboards

STEM Challenge: Geoboards

These geoboard STEM challenges build problem solving and design skills while working on geometry, counting, perimeter, angles, comparing and scaling at the same time. They’re jam packed with learning!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a geoboard and rubber band set. Kids will love building all 45 designs.

Plus, as a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

The geoboard STEM challenges are a perfect compliment to our famous landmark challenges, toothpick structures, and craft stick puzzles!

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Landform Activity Pack

Landform Activity Pack

Bring landforms to life for kids! Learn the difference between continents and oceans, dive into the Earth’s layers to find out about plate tectonics, and then study 16 landforms before building mini models of each one.

Students will learn about a canyon, continent, cave, glacier, gulf, island, lake, mesa, mountain, ocean, peninsula, plain, river, valley, volcano and waterfall.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Spin and Color Continent and Ocean Game

–> Earth Playdough Activity

–> Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics Activity

–> K-W-L Chart

–> 16 Posters

–> 15 Famous Landmark Cards to Build with Playdough

–> Landform Reports

–> All About Landform Sheet

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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STEM Challenge: Build with Straws

STEM Challenge: Build with Straws

Who knew that a bag of straws could be perfect for five must-try STEM projects?!

 

STUDENTS WILL:

–> Build straw towers,

–> Design weight bearing bridges,

–> Make a raft,

–> Create straw mazes,

–> And build straw rockets that really fly!

 

The center cards, posters, record sheets and easy to follow directions are great to use as STEM centers, makerspaces or science centers.

Grab ALL of our STEM challenges (including this one!) HERE.

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STEM Challenge: Build with Marshmallows

STEM Challenge: Build with Marshmallows

Grab a bag of marshmallow for some serious STEM fun!

 

STUDENTS WILL:

.–> Make an unsinkable marshmallow take a dive,

.–> Build marshmallow boats,

.–> Create weight bearing towers,

.–> Design a 3-dimensional cube,

 

The pack includes easy to follow teacher directions, posters, STEM center cards and activity record sheets.

Develop abstract thinking, design, engineering and building skills. And use the activities to learn about buoyancy and wind too!

–> Bundle with all of our STEM activity packs and save!

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STEM Challenge: Build with Cookies

STEM Challenge: Build with Cookies

Grab a bag of cookies (yes, cookies!) and jump into five kid-friendly STEM projects.

 

STUDENTS WILL:

–> Build cookie skyscrapers

–> Make Matchbox Car garages

–> Design cookie parachutes

–> Create weight bearing bridges

–> And sneak in some math with cookie jar estimating

 

The pack includes easy to follow teacher directions, STEM center cards and activity record sheets.

Develop abstract thinking, design, engineering and building skills. Plus use the fun estimation activity to work on important math skills too!

The cookie STEM challenges are a perfect compliment to our toothpick STEM structures and famous landmark STEM cards!

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Number Decomposition

Number Decomposition

Help kids discover different ways to make the same number with these playful, hands-on number decomposition activities. The record sheets are perfect for preschool or kindergarten math centers.

The pack provides a quick assessment you can use to differentiate the activities for a variety of learners.

Then kids begin breaking down the numbers 3 through 10 with counting beans, unifix cubes and two-color counters.

The activities are a perfect compliment to our Number Formation Pack and Write and Wipe Counting Cards!

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3D Shape Centers

3D Shape Centers

Learning 3D shapes just got WAY cooler! These engaging, hands-on 3D shape activities teach kids about cones, cubes, cylinders, hemispheres, hexagonal prisms, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres and triangular prisms.

They’re great to use as math centers or math lessons in kindergarten, first grade or second grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> “Parts of a 3D Shape” Poster

–> 27 Shape Clip Cards

–> 3 Interactive Flap Books

–> Clip and Sort Activity

–> 3D Shape Bingo // class set of 30 boards

–> Shape Hunt

–> 6 Build and Read Shapes

–> Spinning Shapes Game

 

The pack is a perfect compliment to our 2D Shape Activity Pack and Toothpick STEM Structures!

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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150+ STEM Challenges

150+ STEM Challenges

Looking for easy prep, fun to solve STEM challenges for kids?! This epic bundle combines ALL of my STEM challenges into one easy purchase – my best-selling landmark cards, toothpick and playdough STEM structures, weight and length challenges… they’re all here! And that means you’ll get an entire year of STEM challenges in one easy download.

Each activity pack includes easy to follow instructions, challenge cards, record sheets and answer keys.

AND THE BEST PART IS…

All 150+ challenges use simple supplies like toothpicks, pattern blocks and paper so you can quickly gather what you need without breaking the bank or making late night Target runs.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Scientific Method Posters

–> Editable STEM Box Labels and Student Checklist

–> Toothpick Structure Challenge Cards

–> Famous Landmark Challenge Cards

–> Weight Measurement Challenges

–> Linear Measurement Challenges

–> Pattern Block Challenges

–> Geoboard Challenges

–> Computer Coding Challenge Cards

–> Cookie Structure Challenges

–> Marshmallow Boat Challenges

–> Straw Challenges

–> Craft Stick Puzzles

–> Paper Challenges

–> Molecules and Atoms

–> 4 Season Building Cards

–> Telling Time Challenges

–> Christmas STEM Challenges

–> Winter STEM Challenge

–> Valentine’s Day STEM Challenges

–> St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenges

–> Easter STEM Challenges

–> Spring STEM Challenges

–> Back to School STEM Challenges

–> Apple STEM Challenges

–> Farm STEM Challenges

–> Fall STEM Challenges

–> Holidays Around the World Challenges

–> Snow STEM Challenges

–> Rainbow STEM Challenges

–> Earth Day STEM Challenges

–> Building Block STEM Challenges

–> Alphabet Geoboard Challenges

–> Math Geoboard Challenges

–> Symmetry Mats

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Pumpkin Activity Pack – First Grade

Pumpkin Activity Pack – First Grade

The First Grade Pumpkin Activity Pack is perfect for a fall unit or pumpkin theme!

The 17 math, science and literacy activities teach sight words, story writing, addition to ten, subtraction from ten, number bonds, comparing numbers to 100, the pumpkin life cycle and more.

This pumpkin activity pack even includes EDITABLE sight word games so you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners!

Check out all of the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pumpkin Hunt

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pumpkin Roll

–> 2 No-Prep Story Starters

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Roll and Write

MATH

–> Pumpkin Glyphs

–> Comparing Numbers to 100

–> Write and Wipe Number Bonds

–> Adding to Ten Sheets

–> Subtracting from Six and Ten Sheets

–> Addition Cover Up

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> Spin and Color 2D Shape Pumpkins

SCIENCE

–> Pumpkins Are… Brainstorm

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Hat

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing

–> Pumpkin Plant Journal

 

NOTE: Some of the activities in this pack are also part of the preschool and kindergarten set.

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STEM Challenge: Build Famous Landmarks

STEM Challenge: Build Famous Landmarks

Can your kids build the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China AND the Empire State Building in one afternoon?! These 47 STEM challenge cards use real pictures of famous landmarks from around the world to inspire kids to build those three sites and so many more.

The STEM challenge cards are a great way to help kids develop abstract thinking, design, engineering and building skills.

Just cut apart the cards and grab a batch of building blocks for some serious STEM fun.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Great Wall of China // China

–> The Twelve Apostles // Australia

–> Mount Everest // Nepal

–> Piazza San Marco // Italy

–> The Hollywood Sign // USA

–> Mount Eden Crater // New Zealand

–> Neuschwanstein Castle // Germany

–> Agia Sophia // Turkey

–> The Great Buddha // Japan

–> White House // USA

–> Pyramids of Giza // Egypt

–> Saint Spyridonas Church // Greece

–> Tower Bridge // England

–> Notre Dame Cathedral // France

–> Sphinx // Egypt

–> Golden Gate Bridge // USA

–> Burj Khalifa // United Arab Emirates

–> Leaning Tower of Pisa // Italy

–> Forbidden City // China

–> Jefferson Arch // USA

–> Saint Basil’s Cathedral // Russia

–> Sydney Opera House // Australia

–> Parthenon // Greece

–> Space Needle // USA

–> Taj Mahal // India

–> Eiffel Tower // France

–> Angkor Wat // Cambodia

–> Kukulcan El Castilla // Mexico

–> Easter Island Statues // Chile

–> Empire State Building // USA

–> Colosseum // Italy

–> Arc de Triomphe // France

–> Machu Picchu // Peru

–> Statue of Liberty // USA

–> CN Tower // Canada

–> Tower of Hercules // Spain

–> Rialto Bridge // Italy

–> Stonehenge // England

–> Sucevita Monastery // Romania

–> Petronas Towers // Malaysia

–> Potala Palace // China

–> Red Fort // India

–> Wat Phra Si Sanphet // Thailand

–> Butchart Garden // Canada

–> Ayers Rock // Australia

–> Red Fort // India

–> Cologne Cathedral // Germany

 

For students who are ready for a challenge, the pack includes 4 different record sheets to choose from too!

The famous landmark STEM challenge is a perfect compliment to our toothpick STEM structures!

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Toothpick STEM Structures

Toothpick STEM Structures

Help kids develop abstract thinking, design and build skills, 2d and 3d shape recognition and shape knowledge with these 24 toothpick STEM structure cards. The STEM structure cards are perfect for engineers from preschool to second grade!

Just grab a box of toothpicks and a container of playdough and you’re ready to start problem solving.

(You can even switch out the playdough for jelly beans, marshmallows or gumdrops to add a fun, seasonal twist.)

After building each shape, children take their learning one step further and label the number of vertices and edges.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> (14) 2-dimensional challenge cards

–> (10) 3-dimensional challenge cards

–> (2) record sheets with answer keys

–> A build your own picture challenge for kids who are ready to be stretched.

Bundle the cards with ALL of our STEM challenges and save HERE!

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LEGO Volcano

LEGO Volcano

Erupting LEGO volcanoes are as cool as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities come! Young builders of all ages will love designing, building and erupting LEGO volcanoes again, and again... and again. For more amazing STEM, check out our Epic STEM...

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50+ Genius STEM Activities for Kids

50+ Genius STEM Activities for Kids

With a name like The STEM Laboratory, it's no surprise that we're obsessed with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for kids. These 50+ STEM projects are sure to keep little scientists engaged, learning and well-prepared for their STEM-filled...

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