Outer Space Clip Cards

Outer Space Clip Cards

Kids love learning about outer space! That's why we pulled together a batch of counting clip cards that combine science and math into one motivating activity. Grab your copy below and get ready for some out of this world fun! (Pun intended.) Getting Ready To prep, I...

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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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Outer Space Activity Pack

Outer Space Activity Pack

Ready to geek out on outer space activities? Inspire kids to fall in love with the solar system with these 25 playful science, math and literacy activities. Just print and play!

Kids are fascinated by space and these 25 science, math and literacy activities take their excitement to a whole new level.

There’s so much included in this set! Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

SCIENCE

–> Solar System Hats

–> Space Bingo (class set!)

–> Space Match Up

–> Clip the Planet

–> How Far are the Planets from the Sun?

–> Planet Fact Sheets (Including ready to read summaries for each planet)

–> Oreo Moon Phases

–> More Water or Land?

MATH

–> Space Race

–> 2D Shape Concentration

–> 2D Color by Shape Game

–> 3D Color by Shape Game

–> Comparing Space Rockets (Greater than and less than)

–> AB, ABB and ABC Space Patterns

–> Skipping Stars (Working on skip counting by 2, 5, 10 and all three at once)

LITERACY

–> Roll an Alien (It’s EDITABLE so you can practice any words under the sun!)

–> Space Race Sight Word Game (Also EDITABLE!)

–> 5 Spin a Word Family Sheets

–> Outer Space Alphabet

–> Handwriting Activity Pages

–> NO PREP Space Stories

–> My Space Flip Book

–> My Trip to the Moon First, Next, Then Story

–> Mini Planet Book

 

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Seasons Flap Mat

Seasons Flap Mat

Teaching seasons in your classroom?  This hands-on season activity makes a great visual children can refer back to all year long. Scroll below to grab your season freebie and then hop over and take our 5 Day Challenge that will help you get your classroom STEM ready!...

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Gumball Write and Wipe Addition Cards

Gumball Write and Wipe Addition Cards

These fun gumball write and wipe cards are a playful way to work on counting and addition in kindergarten or first grade. Grab your set below and then hop over and snag our Editable Math Fact Games in our shop! Getting Ready To prep these addition cards, I printed the...

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Editable STEM Box Labels

Editable STEM Box Labels

If you love organizing supplies as much as I do, these free editable STEM box labels are a must. Grab your set below and then hop over to snag our best-selling Endless STEM Bundle too!  Double score! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. What Box Is Right for...

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Ice Cream Place Value

Ice Cream Place Value

Learning place value is an important math skill for kids - understanding numbers and how they work is integral to higher math.  This ice cream place value game makes practice a breeze by adding a hands-on method for learning about ones and tens and how they combine to...

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Color by Code Addition Sheets

Color by Code Addition Sheets

Ready for an arrrr-some addition activity?! These color by code addition sheets make playful math centers, addition practice and early finisher activities. Pirates of all ages will love adding from 1 to 12 as they crack the secret code. Snag your freebie below and...

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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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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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Cookie Counting Games

Cookie Counting Games

This batch of cookie counting games is too sweet to pass up! Kids will love practicing counting and reading the numbers 0 to 10 and you'll love the quick and easy prep. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our best selling Number Formation Sheets in our shop...

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Rain Cloud in a Jar

Rain Cloud in a Jar

Making a rain cloud in a jar is a fun and easy way to teach children how it rains.  Kids will love the magical wow factor and YOU'LL love the easy prep! Check out the simple step-by-step below and then take our 5 Day Challenge to set up STEM centers your students will...

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Weight STEM Challenge Cards

Weight STEM Challenge Cards

Hands-on math is always a hit with kids! These STEM challenge cards make it so easy to create a motivating measurement activity. Students will love discovering whether one pile of objects is heavier than another. Grab your free set below and then hop over and snag our...

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Fraction Puzzles

Fraction Puzzles

If you need a quick and simple way to give fractions a little extra fun factor, these fraction puzzles are a must-grab. Print the entire set for kids who are ready to be stretched. Or, choose just a few for students to focus on if they're new to fractions. Snag your...

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Community Helper Pattern Block Mats

Community Helper Pattern Block Mats

Pattern block mats take on a whole new level of challenge and fun when kids need to roll each number with dice before they can cover it. These playful community helper-themed mats work on shapes, counting, number recognition and adding at the same time. Download your...

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Mammal Sort

Mammal Sort

Looking for a fun way to teach young learners about mammals? You're in the right spot.  This mammal sort is a great way to tell the difference between mammals and non-mammals!  Scroll down to grab your free mammal sort and then hop on over and grab our 30 Science...

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Counting Bear Pattern Cards

Counting Bear Pattern Cards

Grab your stash of rainbow counting bears and great ready for some playful pattern card practice! Children will love solving the challenge cards and then coloring the pattern. They can even stretch their brains and create their own counting bear patterns for friends...

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Snowflake Counting Game

Snowflake Counting Game

Need a playful way to practice number identification, one-to-one correspondence AND subitizing?! You're in luck. This snowflake counting game works on all 3 skills with a fun, seasonal twist. It's a great math center or morning activity for preschoolers or...

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Bunny Spin and Subtract Game

Bunny Spin and Subtract Game

We know that subtraction can often be a tricky skill to master, so why not spice it up with a subtraction game?  This Bunny Spin and Subtract is sure to be a hit! In this playful subtraction game, students will spin and “hop” along the number line to find the...

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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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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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Magic Rainbow Toothpick Star

Magic Rainbow Toothpick Star

This super simple but oh-so-magical kids' science experiment had my kiddos mesmerized and was a fun way to learn about capillary action.  Stock up on toothpicks because this trick will have little scientists begging you to do it again and again! It's the perfect...

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Oreo Moon Phases

Oreo Moon Phases

My little astronomers love observing the night sky! After they asked how the moon shrunk and grew, I knew it was the perfect time to teach them about the moon's phases with this oh-so-yummy Oreo moon phases activity. Who knew science could be so tasty?! For a...

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Solar System Hats

Solar System Hats

Children love learning about outer space - twinkling stars, faraway planets, infinite miles of unknown. - it's all pretty magical.  Whether you're organizing a space unit or just want a fun way to help kids learn the order of planets from the sun, these solar system...

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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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Greater Than, Less Than Alligators

Greater Than, Less Than Alligators

Some math concepts are harder for kids to learn than others. That's certainly true for greater than and less than symbols! Luckily, these hands-on alligators help make sense of the complicated math signs and motivate kids to practice again and again. They're a perfect...

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Will It Sink or Float?

Will It Sink or Float?

This simple sink or float science experiment is great for kids of all ages! It's a fun way to work on making predictions, testing hypotheses and drawing conclusions. And, as a big bonus, it's perfect for Valentine's Day. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab...

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Valentine Pattern Block Mats

Valentine Pattern Block Mats

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but my stash of pattern blocks sat on the shelves for YEARS collecting dust. I didn't really know how I could make them engaging for kids. I soooo wish I had these print-and-play pattern block mats back then!⁣ Snag your set below and then...

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Conversation Heart Measurement Activity

Conversation Heart Measurement Activity

Conversation hearts aren’t just a sweet Valentine’s Day treat - they are an irresistibly fun math manipulative,, too! One of our favorite activities is using conversation hearts to introduce measurement. They are the perfect size for little hands and are easy to...

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Valentine Box STEAM Challenge

Valentine Box STEAM Challenge

This Valentine box STEAM challenge is a wonderful way to encourage students to build design and engineering skills. Send it home as a family STEAM activity or send it up as a STEM center - either way, it's sure to be a hit! Snag your set below and then hop over and...

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Candy Heart Estimation Station Sheet

Candy Heart Estimation Station Sheet

Practice the art of estimation by pulling out a box of candy hearts and this super fun estimation sheet for Valentine's Day! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab even more STEM challenges kids will LOVE with our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle! Getting Ready...

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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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Agamograph Valentines

Agamograph Valentines

If you've never heard of an agamograph, you're not alone. I had no idea what they were. But like me,  you've probably been amazed by them before. An agamograph is a kinetic image created by artist Yaccov Agam that changes based on the angle of the viewer. My little...

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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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Color Changing Flowers

Color Changing Flowers

It's easy to see how plants drink water by doing this simple science experiment: Color Changing Flowers. Learn about plant biology and create a beautiful flower rainbow the kids will love. It's a must-try kids' plant experiment! And for endless science fun, check out...

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Bug Race Addition Math Games

Bug Race Addition Math Games

Nothing screams fun quite like a batch of creepy crawly bugs! Kids will love this addition math game while racing bugs.  They'll have so much fun, they won't even notice they're practicing addition facts! They're perfect to use as math centers, homeschool activities...

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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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Walking Water Rainbow Science Experiment

Walking Water Rainbow Science Experiment

Let's make a walking water rainbow! There's no better way for little scientists to learn about capillary action and color mixing than by making water walk (yes - walk!) in this colorful rainbow science experiment. This science experiment is a favorite of ours because...

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Conversation Heart Patterns

Conversation Heart Patterns

Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like conversation hearts! These conversation heart pattern strips are perfect for a Valentine's Day party, math center or homeschool activity. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab even more STEM your kids will love with our...

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15 Brilliant Ways to Use a Hundred Chart

15 Brilliant Ways to Use a Hundred Chart

Hundred charts are an amazing tool for teaching all sorts of math skills: counting, adding, multiplication, problem solving, skip counting and more.  These hundred chart activities are the gift that keeps on giving! Grab your free hundred chart below and then try out...

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STEM Challenges Kids Will Beg to Repeat

STEM Challenges Kids Will Beg to Repeat

If you're looking for easy-to-follow, engaging STEM challenges (science, technology, engineering and math) your kids will beg to repeat over and over again, you've come to the right spot! These epic activities are packed with kid-tested challenges that build problem...

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Mitten Counting Mats

Mitten Counting Mats

This fun, winter-themed activity is perfect for students to work on a variety of skills for numbers 0-10. Using these mitten counting mats, students will work on number recognition, matching, number formation and, of course, counting! Snag your set below and then hop...

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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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Penguin Write and Wipe Numbers

Penguin Write and Wipe Numbers

These cute penguin write and wipe number cards are the perfect way to practice writing and sequencing numbers! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab the jam-packed Winter Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers - it's bursting with playful and...

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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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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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Penguin Number Puzzles

Penguin Number Puzzles

Looking for a fun way to practice 1, 2, 3 or skip counting with preschoolers or kindergarteners? These wintery penguin number puzzles are an easy prep, fun-to-play math activity. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab the jam-packed Winter Activity Pack in our...

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Gingerbread Playdough Mats

Gingerbread Playdough Mats

Nothing screams "hands-on learning" quite like playdough mats. Maybe that's why I love them so much! If you're in need of a festive holiday math center or just need to sharpen up students' number skills, these gingerbread playdough mats are a must-try. Grab your set...

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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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Cocoa Ten Frames

Cocoa Ten Frames

These playful cocoa ten frame sheets add a fun, winter-themed twist to boring old number practice. Snag your sheets and then hop over and grab our jam-packed Winter Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers - it's bursting with playful and hands-on math...

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Winter Counting Mats

Winter Counting Mats

These cute winter counting mats have subitizing, number recognition and fine-motor skills all in one. This activity checks ALL the boxes! They're a great way to get little minds (and little fingers) learning this winter. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make...

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Elf Secret Message Decoder

Elf Secret Message Decoder

Are mischievous little elves leaving encrypted notes for your kiddos? No problem! With this handy dandy Elf Secret Message Decoder, your little detectives can crack those codes and unlock the secrets of Santa's little helpers. Snag the download below and then grab...

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Gingerbread Pattern Cards

Gingerbread Pattern Cards

Working on a gingerbread unit? These gingerbread pattern cards are great to use as a playful math center or morning bell work. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab 13 more festive gingerbread centers your students will LOVE in our shop or on Teachers Pay...

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Minty Fizzing Snowballs

Minty Fizzing Snowballs

Looking to bring a little wintery coolness to bath time? Grab your little chemists and whip up a batch of these minty fizzing snowballs! Follow the simple step-by-step below and then hop over and grab more STEM challenges your students will actually ASK to repeat with...

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Christmas Teen Number Puzzles

Christmas Teen Number Puzzles

Tackle those tricky teens with a festive batch of holiday teen number puzzles! Snag your set below and then hop over to grab our Place Value Cover Up in our shop! Getting the Number Puzzles Ready To prep this activity, I printed the cards on cardstock and laminated...

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Christmas Science

Christmas Science

Do you need a little magical Christmas science? This simple and VERY cool 5-minute science activity is a must-try! Young scientists will be in awe as they watch festive stripes of red and green magically stretch across their plate as water reacts with the sugar on the...

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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 Volcano

Pumpkin Volcano

Fall is in the air so it's the perfect time to make a magically erupting (surprisingly simple!) pumpkin volcano. Check out the simple step-by-step below and then hop over and grab our mega pack of 30 Science Experiments that are kid-approved! Getting Ready To make our...

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Number Comparison Cards

Number Comparison Cards

It's a fact: before kids can REALLY understand abstract math concepts like place value and number comparison, they need concrete, hands-on practice. And there's nothing like base ten blocks to show kids what numbers actually mean! These number comparison cards come in...

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Rainbow to 10 Math Craftivity

Rainbow to 10 Math Craftivity

This colorful rainbow math craftivity is the perfect way to practice addition facts equaling 10.  And, as a fun bonus, the beautiful craftivity makes a gorgeous class display! Grab your copy below and then hop over to our shop and grab our Editable Math Fact Games!...

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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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Spring STEM Challenges

Spring STEM Challenges

These spring STEM Challenges are a must-try! Design and build a sprout house, solve a batch of spring pattern block challenges, turn a newspaper into a kite that really flies and so much more.

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!

Scroll down to check out what’s inside.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Sprout House science experiment and record sheet

–> Photosynthesis and Parts of a Seed posters

–> Newspaper STEM challenge and record sheet

–> (4) roll and cover pattern block mats practicing the numbers 1-6

–> (4) roll, add and cover pattern block mats working on addition to 12

–> 15 pattern block challenges

–> Pattern block design sheet

 

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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Welcome to our family!

 I am so excited that you are here and truly consider it an honor to be in your inbox. Your Welcome Gift! We're thrilled that you're joining our community and are eager to pass along a welcome gift: a batch of addictively fun LEGO challenge cards.  They're great to...

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Frequently Asked Questions

We love helping make your life easier! Check out the answers to our most common questions below. Don't see what you need? Send our team an email at hello@thestemlaboratory.com. What ages and grades do your activities target? We’re OBSESSED with helping Pre-K,...

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Valentine’s Day STEM Challenges

Valentine’s Day STEM Challenges

These Valentine’s Day STEM Challenges are a must-try! Use a simple box of candy hearts to dive into weight, length AND science. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab even more STEM challenges kids will love with our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle! Peek Inside The...

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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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Inflate a Balloon with Yeast Experiment

Inflate a Balloon with Yeast Experiment

Did you know that you can inflate a balloon WITHOUT blowing air into it? It's true. In this simple experiment, young scientists use yeast to magically inflate a balloon. How cool is that?! Check out the simple step-by-step below and then snag our 30 Science...

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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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Free Geoboard Challenges

Free Geoboard Challenges

Geoboards are a motivating, hands-on way to work on so many STEM skills at once - 2D shapes, measuring, counting, angles, scaling... Add these free geoboard challenges to your collection and then hop over and snag our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle for more fun! Getting...

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Valentine’s Day STEAM for Kids

Valentine’s Day STEAM for Kids

Looking for easy to follow and engaging STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math) for kids this Valentine's Day?! We've got you covered with 14 projects that are great to use as STEM centers, whole class activities, Makerspaces or homeschool...

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Crystal Heart Valentine’s Science Experiment

Crystal Heart Valentine’s Science Experiment

This simple Valentine's Day crystal heart science experiment is a must-try! With just a few ingredients, kids can make a sparkly, gorgeous heart AND learn about chemistry at the same time. Want more science? Check out our kid-approved 30 Science Experiments (complete...

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The Ultimate Guide to STEM Boxes

The Ultimate Guide to STEM Boxes

Whether you're creating Makerspaces, STEM centers or early finisher activities, these tips and tricks make it so easy to pull together effective and engaging STEM boxes in your primary classroom or homeschool. P.S. Grab our popular Endless STEM Challenge Bundle HERE! ...

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Magnetic Paper Plate Maze

Magnetic Paper Plate Maze

Add the challenge of a maze to the magical appeal of magnets and you have a fun STEM activity that will have your inquisitive little scientists begging for more.  It's a good thing these paper plate mazes are easy to adapt for multiple levels, since magnets seem to...

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Epic Science Bundle

Epic Science Bundle

Inspire kids to LOVE science with this mega bundle of science units! It’s jam packed with easy prep, engaging experiments teaching kids about weather, outer space, force and motion, the 5 senses, plant life cycle, and so much more.

The science bundle is perfect to use for whole class lessons, small group work or science stations in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First or Second Grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Outer Space

–> Weather

–> Force and Motion

–> 5 Senses

–> Plants

–> Light, Sound and Heat

–> Animals

–> Landforms

–> Human Body Systems

–> States of Matter

–> Bat Animal Study

–> Super Cool Science Kit

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STEM Challenge: Craft Stick Puzzles

STEM Challenge: Craft Stick Puzzles

Build problem solving, logic, reasoning and STEM skills with this set of 15 craft stick puzzles!

The challenge cards and easy to follow directions are great to use as STEM centers, brain breaks, makerspaces or science centers.

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

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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: 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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Molecules and Atoms Pack

Molecules and Atoms Pack

Teach kids about atoms and molecules with three fun-filled STEM projects!

 

STUDENTS WILL:

–> Make paper plate atoms,

–> Solve periodic table mysteries,

–> And build gumdrop molecules.

 

The Molecule and Atom Activity Pack is 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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Must-Try STEAM Activities

Must-Try STEAM Activities

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is all the buzz in education. And for good reason – parents and teachers want their kids to be prepared for our STEM-filled world. And speaking of STEM, check out our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle in our shop! We need...

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Scientific Method Posters

Scientific Method Posters

The Scientific Method is the process researchers use to complete science experiments and find answers to scientific questions. These colorful, kid-friendly posters bring the process alive for young scientists as they work through all six steps: asking a question,...

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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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STEM Challenge: Write Computer Code

STEM Challenge: Write Computer Code

Teaching kids how to write computer code has never been easier! This STEM challenge pack explains what “binary computer code” means and how computers, CDs, DVDs and apps use it to communicate.

Then students jump in and start writing code of their own!

The pack is a perfect STEM challenge or MakerSpace for first grade, second grade or third grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 30 pre-written computer coding cards for beginners

–> 10 blank coding cards for students with more experience

–> Record sheets

–> Answer keys

 

Be sure to check out our toothpick STEM challenges and famous landmark STEM sets too.

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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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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Diving Squid Science

Diving Squid Science

Mad scientists will love this awesome twist on the classic sink or float science experiment! Using only a few supplies, kids can make a Squidy that magically dives and rises with just a squeeze of the hand. If you're looking for more science fun, hop on over to our...

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Sticky Color Matching

Sticky Color Matching

Warning: This is not your average color matching activity! Preschoolers will beg to do this brilliant twist on regular old color sorting over and over again as they practice color and visual perception, fine motor skills and cutting skills. Looking for a way to bring...

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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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Hey there! I’m Malia and I’m excited to officially welcome you to The STEM Laboratory family.About 10 years ago, I launched my first teaching blog while I was on maternity leave with our second son, Grant.And that little hobby quickly became an obsession.Teachers...

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I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!