Christmas STEM Challenges

Christmas STEM Challenges

Christmas has come early this year! I've combined two of my favorite things - STEM and Christmas - into one powerhouse activity pack for kids. These five brand new Christmas STEM challenges are perfect to use with small groups or centers. From holiday geoboard designs...

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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...

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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 or on Teachers...

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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 task cards! Just like our mega pack of toothpick structures and famous landmark cards, these STEM challenges use simple materials so you can easily create a STEM center or...

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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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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 cards are perfect to use in STEM centers, makerspaces, or math stations.  Grab your free set below and then...

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15 Backyard Engineering Projects for Kids

15 Backyard Engineering Projects for Kids

Whether you're looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors or you want to sneak in a little learning into your summer days, these 15 backyard engineering projects for kids are must-tries. Race LEGOs down DIY ziplines, build rockets that really soar, launch...

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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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Easter STEM Activities

Easter STEM Activities

Hunting down STEM activities for young kids can be overwhelming. It takes SO MUCH TIME to search through Pinterest piecing together ideas. But this activity pack will take all of the stress out of making Easter STEM centers your students will beg to repeat over and...

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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 for your little leprechauns. Grab your pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Peek Inside All five of the activities...

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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. They're great to use as a math...

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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...

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4 Seasons STEM Cards

4 Seasons STEM 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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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 join The Plato Pack to get HUNDREDS of STEM centers your...

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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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Christmas Tree Geoboard

Christmas Tree Geoboard

This Christmas tree geoboard is a fun way to help little mathematicians explore shapes and geometry while they strengthen those little fingers.  Often seen in preschool classrooms, geoboards are an amazing math manipulative that helps explore not only shapes, but...

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Famous Landmark STEM Challenge

Famous Landmark STEM Challenge

My kids are in love with obsessed with LEGOS so anytime I can add them into a learning activity, I know it's going to be a hit. I wanted to find an easy way to incorporate STEM engineering skills into their building routine so I pulled together a batch of 47 cards...

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STEM Jellybean Structures

STEM Jellybean Structures

Jelly beans + toothpicks = an afternoon of engineering fun! My six year old has been learning all about 2 and 3 dimensional shapes in Kindergarten at school and building jellybean structures was a deliciously entertaining way to reinforce her learning at home. Follow...

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Hot Wheels Race Track

Hot Wheels Race Track

My boys are big Hot Wheels fans so challenging them to create a paper towel race track was a no-brainer! They loved seeing how fast they could make their cars zoom and I loved that the motivating STEM activity was helping them develop important engineering skills....

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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 about 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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