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.



–> 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!


“Our class has been working on 2D and 3D shapes all year and now we can finally do something with the knowledge, build. My students love looking at the picture and then trying to build it out of blocks. Some students ask to do it during our indoor recess time.” – Ashleigh H.

“I love these! my students are always challenging themselves to build a different landmark and amazing discussions are always sparked when they see a landmark that they know and even that they don’t.” – Heather L.

“My students used the STEM resource cards during social centers and STEM time. It was great to hear them use and learn new vocabulary words while naming their structures.” – Maricela Langeller

“This is an amazing resource! My grade 4/5s loved it in the library learning commons ! The whole school loved seeing the finished landmarks and the additional information they provided on each landmark. Will use again and again.” – Sylvia H.

“Students loved using these cards in construction time. Lead to great investigations learning about other places as well as Maths! Great resource.” – Vicki G.

“This was a great activity for helping students better understand the attributes of shapes while connecting it to landmarks. Supports creativity and critical thinking!” – Notoriously Nerdy in Second