Winter STEM Challenges

Winter STEM Challenges

Get ready for some snow-tastic winter STEM challenges! This motivating batch of STEM activities is perfect to use with small groups or as centers. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Peek Inside the Winter STEM Pack Kids will love working...

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Winter Mitten Number Match Up

Winter Mitten Number Match Up

If you're looking for a fun preschool math activity, these winter mittens are for you. This playful number match up activity gives kids plenty of practice with number recognition, counting and (as a bonus!) fine motor skills they'll need for writing numbers later....

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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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Winter Activities

Winter Activities

These 20 motivating winter activities are perfect for pre-K and kindergarten! Use them as math and literacy centers, early finisher activities, morning tubs… the sky’s the limit.

Whether you’re putting together a winter unit, or just want to step up math and literacy learning, this Winter Activity Pack is a must.

Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Snowballs (Upper and Lowercase Match Up)

–> Alphabet Letter Sound Puzzles

–> Winter Alphabet Spin

–> Winter Beginning Sound Clip Cards

–> Arctic Sight Word Race – EDITABLE

–> Arctic Sight Word Snow Writing – EDITABLE

–> How to Build a Snowman Flap Book

–> 2 Silly Story Starters

MATH

–> Snowman Counting Mats 1-10

–> Snowman Ten Frames from 1-20

–> Color by Ten Frame

–> Roll to 50

–> Roll to 100

–> Missing Numbers

–> This or That (3 versions for easy differentiating)

–> Greater Than and Less Than Mittens-

–> Odd and Even Snowball Sort

–> Penguin Goldfish Patterns

–> Snowman Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

–> Making 10 Penguin Activity

–> Subtracting from 10 Snowflake Activity

 

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Seasonal Centers

Seasonal Centers

Swapping themes from season to season is a great way to teach students about the passage of time. These activities can provide kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade helpful ways to explore the whole year. Whether you’re looking for apples, leaves and pumpkin...

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Marshmallow Numbers 1-10

Marshmallow Numbers 1-10

There is nothing cozier than a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows when it starts to get chilly outside.  Students will love counting marshmallows to match the numbers in this playful number activity! Scroll below to grab your wintery freebie and then take our...

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4 Seasons STEM Challenge Cards

4 Seasons STEM Challenge 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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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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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.  Enter: snowflake geometry! My curious kiddos loved studying the...

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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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Penguin Addition Practice Game

Penguin Addition Practice Game

Looking for a fun way to get some addition practice this winter? These adorable penguins are here to help!  Children will love dressing their penguins as they solve simple math problems. With several ways to play, the activity is a great way to differentiate. It's the...

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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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Penguin Counting Cards

Penguin Counting Cards

Counting cards are a playful way to teach kids number recognition, number concept and (of course!) counting. These penguin counting cards are a fun, wintery twist on numbers. Print your set, grab a bag of some penguin treats, and play! This post contains Amazon...

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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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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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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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Snowball Shooters

Snowball Shooters

These oh so cute snowball shooters are a snap to make and are a hilariously fun way to explore some key concepts in physics. They are the perfect compliment to our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle, where the STEM fun will last for days on end! Getting Ready To make...

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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! Getting Ready To...

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Ten Frame Mitten Match

Ten Frame Mitten Match

This playful mitten ten frame activity should be at the top of your winter activity list! It's a great way to work on ten frames, twenty frames and number recognition with Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab the jam-packed...

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Graph of the Week

Graph of the Week

Graphs of the week are a valuable way to teach students how to create, read and analyze graphs.

This mega bundle provides 5 pocket chart graphs for each month so kids can practice data analysis all year long.

They’re great to use as morning work or quick whole group lessons!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> EDITABLE student cards that make it easy to print personalized pocket chart cards for every child in class.

–> 5 pocket chart graphs for each month.

–> 5 follow up record sheets for each month.

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Snow STEM Challenges

Snow STEM Challenges

Add a major dose of magic to your lesson plans this winter with a batch of engaging snow STEM challenges! Students will love learning how snowflakes are made and then diving into engineering, problem solving and (of course!) STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The STEM challenges are perfect for winter parties, snow units, early finisher activities, STEM boxes or just because.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Snow fact sheet

–> “All About Snow” record sheet

–> 10 toothpick and marshmallow task cards + record sheet

–> Build your own toothpick and marshmallow snowflake + record sheet

–> 10 EASY geoboard task cards + record sheet

–> 10 HARD geoboard task cards + record sheet

–> 12 task cards comparing the weight of marshmallow “snowballs” to common class supplies like paperclips

–> 2 EASY roll and cover pattern block mats

–> 2 HARD roll, add and cover pattern block mats

–> I Have, Who Has 2D Shape Game

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Holidays Around the World STEM

Holidays Around the World STEM

These Holidays Around the World STEM challenges are a must-try! Students will love diving into engineering, problem solving and (of course) STEM!!

All eight 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.

They’re perfect for winter parties, festivals of light units, early finisher activities, STEM boxes or just because.

—-> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE! 

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 LEGO building task cards + record sheets

–> 15 pattern block task cards + record sheets

–> Pattern block design challenge

–> Pipe cleaner yule goat challenge

–> Design your own pipe cleaner holiday creations

–> Build a dreidel

–> Play dreidel

–> Tally dreidel spins

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Holidays Around the World Bundle

Holidays Around the World Bundle

Dive into holidays around the world this winter with a mega pack of math, literacy and STEM activities students will love!

Use the fact sheets to teach important details about each holiday and then work on sight words, phonics, CVC word families, 2D shapes, number sequencing, addition, story writing, STEM skills and more.

The 70+ activities are easy to differentiate for a variety of levels making the set perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Plus, as an exclusive bundle bonus, you’ll receive passports and stamps to keep track of your around the world adventure!!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> BONUS: Holidays around the world passport

–> BONUS: Passport stamps

–> BONUS: Holidays around the world journal covers

–> 8 Holidays around the world STEM challenges

–> 13 Hanukkah centers

–> 14 Diwali centers

–> 15 Chinese New Year centers

–> 11 Kwanzaa centers

–> 11 Las Posadas centers

–> 9 St. Lucia’s Day centers

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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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STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

Looking for an engaging batch of STEM challenges to add to your centers or STEM boxes?! These pattern block STEM challenges are an easy way to work on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a batch of pattern blocks. Kids will love building all 55 designs!

Plus, as a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 any time design task cards

–> 10 fall task cards

–> 10 winter task cards

–> 10 spring task cards

–> 10 summer task cards

–> 3 bonus challenges

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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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20 Science Fair Projects

20 Science Fair Projects

Are you on the hunt for science fair projects kids will love?! We've got you covered! These 20 science experiments are motivating AND educational - our favorite combination. Get inspired below and then hop over to snag our 30 Science Experiments in our shop that are...

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

These 23 Christmas activities will make even the Grinch smile! The festive math and literacy centers include alphabet games, counting activities, pattern and shape practice… so much learning in one download.

The set is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Clip the word that rhymes!

–> Alphabet Christmas Lights. Such a motivating way to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

–> Letter Sound Puzzles. Solve playful puzzles by matching letters to words that start with them.

–> Alphabet Clip Strips. An awesome way to practice upper and lowercase pairs.

–> ABC Trees. Roll the alphabet die and color the matching ornament. So fun for letter recognition!

–> Christmas Themed Handwriting Activity Sheets (in Print and D’Nealian). Strengthen letter formation and fine motor skills.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Maze. Race to Santa’s workshop and read sight words along the way.

–> Christmas Bingo (Class Set). Play a fun round of Bingo as you practice reading Christmas themed words.

–> North Pole Little Reader Book. Practice pointing underneath each word, using picture clues and more.

–> 5 Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.

MATH

–> Christmas Counting Clip Cards. A fun counting, number recognition and fine motor activity in one.

–> Counting Mats. Reinforce counting from 1 to 10 and ten frames.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Color by Ten Frame. Work on instantly recognizing the numbers 1 to 20.

–> Spin to 20 Game. Race to reach 20 as you practice adding on.

–> This or That. Compare two numbers and color the one that’s largest.

–> Roll to 30 Sheet. Practice number recognition and adding on as you race to 30.

–> Making 10 Challenge Cards and Review Sheet. How many more do you need to make 10?

–> Cut and Paste. Solve AB, ABB and ABC patterns.

–> Candy Cane Patterns. How many different patterns can you create?

–> Reindeer Spin and Graph Shapes. Flick the spinner, name the shape and graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Christmas Tree Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mat. Race to cover the pattern block mat and practice number recognition and adding along the way.

 

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Hi, I’m Malia.

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