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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12 Shape Games for Kids

12 Shape Games for Kids

Studying shapes can feel a lot like learning a foreign language to kids. Rhombuses, trapezoids, spheres... even the NAMES are tricky. But thankfully, with lots of practice, students can memorize not only their crazy titles but also all of the characteristics that make...

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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. Snag your copy below and...

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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. They are a...

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Spin and Color Shapes

Spin and Color Shapes

Learning shape names and characteristics is a math-must! Thankfully, this playful (and no prep!) shape game makes mastering them fun for kids. Snag your copy below and then hop over to grab our popular 2D Shape Activity Pack! Getting Ready Prepping the activity was as...

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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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3D Shape Puzzles

3D Shape Puzzles

There are so many parts that go with learning about 3D shapes and these playful puzzles are a great way to tie it all together! Scroll down to grab the freebie then make sure to jump over and grab our free 2D shape sort too. Getting Ready To prep, I printed off the...

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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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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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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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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. My curious kiddos loved studying the close up images of real...

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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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Which One Doesn’t Belong? Cards

Which One Doesn’t Belong? Cards

Ready for an addictively fun brain game for kids?! This critical thinking activity is an easy way to apply countless math skills including place value, shape recognition, comparison, addition, telling time, math vocabulary and so. much. more. Which One Doesn't Belong...

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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 structures take the cake. The hands-on (and tasty!) challenge is a motivating engineering activity for little builders. Getting Ready Prepping for the activity was as quick and easy as...

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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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