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Engineering for kids - Preschool / Elementary

Engineering projects for small hands.

homemade greenhouse half gallon milk or juice carton 7 bendy straws 2 large plastic bags or other clear plastic sheets tape (we used packaging tape) 2 pennies

Homemade Mamas: Homemade Greenhouse

Build and test a LEGO bridge for stability.

How to build a stable LEGO Bridge | Science Sparks

DIY pinball machine (for a DIY arcade?). Light on the instructions, but nifty all the same. Could use discarded books and/or have the teens pick a book to use as a theme if including literature in the programming is important.

Cardboard Pinball Machine

Be a Biomedical Engineer: Create a prosthetic limb.

Prosthetic Party - Activity -

Be a Mechanical Engineer: Build a Pinball Machine!

Going Green: How to make a pinball machine from a cardboard box

TERRIFIC STEM challenge! Build a tower as tall as you can using only two supplies!

STEM Engineering Challenge: Build a Tower with Toothpicks

DIY Tipi or Wigwam....just had this idea in my head and now i find this...sooo pretty! must try with the kiddos.

How cool of a STEM project would this be?! Make marble roller coasters out of paper and tape.

Paper Roller Gallery

LEGO CHALLENGE - took the idea of simple lego challenges (use only one color, build the tallest tower, make something that moves) to try and get the kids excited before the Maker's Faire #preschool #science #makers #engineers

Knikkerbaan in de watertafel! Handig! ... could let kids find construction materials to make similar waterfall in tub or sink.

Paper Pyramid , How to make a pop up paper pyramid

Paper Pyramid , How to make a pop up paper pyramid