Symmetry Mats

Symmetry Mats

One of my favorite things about my STEM challenges is that they teach kids important skills in fun, hands-on ways. In fact, many of our teachers say that's their favorite thing about them too - next to how easy they are to set up.⁣⁣Giving students hands-on practice...

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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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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 to snag our...

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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 (science, technology, engineering and math) learning into the day. With cards that range from easy to difficult, little engineers will love tackling the designs. Grab your set...

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Butterfly Color by Code

Butterfly Color by Code

Make addition exciting for kids with this playful color by code activity! Print your freebie below and then hop over and snag our Addition Fact Fluency Pack too. Getting Ready When it came to prep, this couldn't have been easier! I simply printed the page and grabbed...

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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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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! This post contains an Amazon affiliate...

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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 cards below, grab your blocks, and you're ready to build kids' design, problem solving and planning skills. Getting Ready To prep, I...

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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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Gingerbread Pattern Cards

Gingerbread Pattern Cards

Gingerbread men are a winter holiday must in our family so I was eager to use the friendly treat for some fun filled math. These gingerbread pattern cards are great to use as a playful math center or morning bell work. They're the perfect compliment to our popular...

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I’m a National Board Certified Teacher and love showing Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers easy-to-follow systems for getting EVERY student bigger results.