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Get those little brains working with these fun #STEM and #STEAM activities. Most are cheap and require items you likely have on hand! #Science

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STEM with Legos

LEGO Summer Challenges and Building Activities (FREE Printable) | Little Bins for Little Hands

LEGO Summer Challenges and Building Activities (FREE Printable)

Try a week of LEGO building challenges to get the STEM juices flowing. Great ideas for cool things to build with LEGO.

6 Engaging Ways to Close Out the Year - Teachers are Terrific

Highly engaging and fun ideas to end your school year with meaningful work. This post includes six resources that will keep your kids working together and enjoying the last few weeks of school as they complete a STEM challenge or two and maybe an end of the year memory flip book. The challenges are kid favorites, easy to prepare, and one of them is a free resource! The little Flipper booklet is fun to complete and will have students looking back on their great year!

Lego Marble Maze

DIY Lego Zip Line Activity

You can learn so much from a simple LEGO zip line activity! Let your child design his own "cage" that will send the minifigure down the zip line!

LEGO STEM Challenge Building Cards

These printable LEGO STEM Challenge Cards are a fun way to get kids into STEM building over the summer! Use them to introduce kids to engineering!

LEGO Domino Chain Reaction STEM Challenge For Kids

Pin Share Tweet A domino effect, or chain reaction, is when one event sets off a chain of similar events. A domino activity is a great way to introduce the concepts of cause and effect and kinetic energy. But if you don’t have the traditional dominoes at home, no worries! You can use our beloved … LEGO Domino Chain Reaction: STEM Challenge for Kids Read More »

LEGO STEM BOREDOM BUSTERS!

Have fun with LEGO STEM activities for kids, preschool age to teens. 35 awesome STEM activities to keep your child engaged and entertained.

Storytime LEGO Building Challenge

Storytime LEGO Building Challenge

Books and the LEGO bricks you already have can be the inspiration for this fun Storytime LEGO Building Challenge.

STEM Engineering- Houses for the Three Pigs with LEGO

STEM Engineering- Houses for the Three Pigs with LEGO

Your children will have building houses for the Three Pigs with LEGO. This STEM engineering project has a recording printable your children can use.

Lego Challenge–Wind Racers – The Lego Librarian

Lego Challenge–Wind Racers

Races are always good to do in Lego Club, and this is a great spin on that. After we talked about rules, I told kids today that we would be making cars and racing them. But there would be an added element since we would be racing with WIND POWER! I then demonstrated with the…

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project

If your kid is LEGO obsessed, you need this book. It's not only a great guide to building super cool things, it has a cool LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project.

This LEGO maze city was so much fun for my son! It's an excellent way to develop critical thinking skill and fine motor skills. It's also a neat car activity or pretend play small world.

LEGO Maze City for Cars

This LEGO maze city is one of my son's favorite LEGO activities! He loved building the maze and had lots of fun driving his cars through it.

Flat Lego Challenge - Picklebums

Flat Lego Challenge - Picklebums

Check out what we created for our flat Lego challenge! What would you make?

How to Use LEGO to Practice Money Skills (STEM Project)

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LEGO Addition Cards - Playdough To Plato

LEGO Addition Cards - Playdough To Plato

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on way to practice addition or you need a fun LEGO activity for kids, these free LEGO addition cards are sure to be a hit. Just print the cards, grab some LEGOS, and you’re ready to step up the cool math factor. P.S. Be sure to […]

Timed Lego Build

Lego Game: Timed Lego Build

Timed Lego Build

LEGO Minifigures More, Less or Equal Math Game | Stir The Wonder

LEGO Minifigures More, Less or Equal Math Game | Stir The Wonder

Playing LEGO Minifigures More, Less or Equal is a simple way for kids to practice counting, subitising and comparing quantities.

LEGO Engineering Preschool Challenge 1 (STEM): Cars | Preschool Powol Packets

LEGO Engineering Preschool Challenge 1 (STEM): Cars

LEGO Engineering Preschool Challenge 1 (STEM). Perfect for preschool and kindergarten and easily adapted for older children!

LEGO Volcano - The Stem Laboratory

LEGO Volcano - The Stem Laboratory

Erupting LEGO volcanoes are as cool as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities come! Young builders of all ages will love designing, building and erupting LEGO volcanoes again, and again… and again. Getting Ready Although LEGO volcanoes have major “wow” factor, the prep was actually quite simple. We grabbed: A bucket of DUPLOS (LEGOS would work […]

Make A LEGO Rubber Band Car | Little Bins for Little Hands

Make A LEGO Rubber Band Car

Superhero STEM with a LEGO rubber band car for Batman. Pair your favorite storybook with a fun STEM challenge and build a LEGO rubber band car today!

Lego Challenge Math Activity (Free Printable) - Buggy and Buddy

Lego Challenge Math Activity (Free Printable) - Buggy and Buddy

Practicing math skills like spatial awareness and geometry can be fun with our free printable Lego challenge for kids using Lego or Duplo bricks!

20 Fun LEGO STEM Activities for Kids - Look! We're Learning!

Make teaching math, science, and technology fun with this list of Lego STEAM activities for kids! These easy Lego STEM activities are great for learning!

Balloon Powered LEGO Car That Really Goes Far!

Make A LEGO Balloon Car

Put together this easy LEGO balloon car. A balloon powered LEGO cars is perfect for STEM engineering, LEGO challenges, and Newtons Laws of Physics!

Space activities

Fizzing Moon Rocks Activity | Little Bins for Little Hands

Fizzing Moon Rocks Activity

Here's an easy, super fun activity to add to your moon theme lessons. Make these fizzing rocks. Could they have come all the way from the moon?

Oreo Moon Phases - The Stem Laboratory

My little astronomers love observing the night sky! After they asked how the moon shrunk and grew, I knew it was the perfect time to teach them about the moon’s phases with this oh-so-yummy Oreo space activity. Who knew science could be so tasty?! Getting Ready To prep the activity, I needed: 1 medium ball (baseball […]

Fizzing Jupiter Science Project

Are your kids exploring our solar system? Or maybe they just like really fun science projects for kids. Either way, kids of all ages are going to love these fun fizzing jupiters. We love science experiments in our house! My curious kids love watching how things react and change – science is fun! Here is […]

Blast Off With These Preschool Space Activities | Turner Tots

Blast off with these space-themed activities! This unit includes book recommendations, literacy and math centers and activities, and dramatic play.

How Do Craters Form? - Easy Space Science for Kids

Fun crater experiment for kids to discover how craters form. Drop different sized marbles into a pan half filled with flour.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Ship • Capturing Parenthood

We are blasting off to explore the many wonders that exist beyond our beautiful planet...in our very own DIY Cardboard Rocket Ship!

DIY Rocket Ship Toy

Easy DIY Rocket Ship Toys that really launch - This tutorial requires only a few materials and one unique but very common item to use as a launcher!

Nature science

Exploring Math and Science With Woodlands Stories

A great way to explore math and science topics with your kids is to get outside and explore nature. Read about ideas for measurement, geometry and more!

Build a Nest STEM Challenge for Kids

This build a nest STEM challenge for kids gets kids thinking creatively and applying imagination to science! A nest making activity for any age!

Worm Farm for Kids - Christian Parent

How to make a worm farm! This worm farm is a great DIY science activity for preschoolers and elementary students. This experiment can be done either in a classroom or at home.

Worm Farm for Kids - Christian Parent

How to make a worm farm! This worm farm is a great DIY science activity for preschoolers and elementary students. This experiment can be done either in a classroom or at home.

Take learning outside with STEAM Nature Activities for Kids. Learn using science, tech, engineering, art, & math while you explore plants, animals, & more!

Awesome STEAM Nature Activities for Kids

Take learning outside with STEAM Nature Activities for Kids. Learn using science, tech, engineering, art, & math while you explore plants, animals, & more!

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly | My Home Based Life

Dig into this simple craft activity for kids learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. This is a great science project idea as well.

Sorting Parts of a Flower - Munchkins and Moms

Help preschoolers identify parts of a flower with this hands-on lesson! This sensory-rich lesson also has options to extend learning with other activities!

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Salt Volcano: Groovy Liquid Density Science Experiment

Make a salt volcano science project with kids and watch the reaction of oil, water, color and salt. This groovy experiment teaches all about liquid density.

LEGO Summer Challenges and Building Activities (FREE Printable) | Little Bins for Little Hands

LEGO Summer Challenges and Building Activities (FREE Printable)

Try a week of LEGO building challenges to get the STEM juices flowing. Great ideas for cool things to build with LEGO.

30 Simple Machine Projects for Kids

Lots of EPIC Simple Machine Projects for students to make using things around the house! Put away the textbooks and try hands-on science for all ages.

Build Working Gears out of Popsicle Sticks - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

All You Need for a DIY Summer Science Camp

Simple and fun DIY summer science camp for kids. Awesome science experiments and projects that families can do together.

6 Engaging Ways to Close Out the Year - Teachers are Terrific

Highly engaging and fun ideas to end your school year with meaningful work. This post includes six resources that will keep your kids working together and enjoying the last few weeks of school as they complete a STEM challenge or two and maybe an end of the year memory flip book. The challenges are kid favorites, easy to prepare, and one of them is a free resource! The little Flipper booklet is fun to complete and will have students looking back on their great year!

Adding Rigor to a STEM Challenge - with the Elevator Express - Teachers are Terrific

There is always a back story to the STEM Challenges I invent. This one is a novel-length story. Just kidding. But, it is an on-going story. I tend to change the rules to tasks and even the materials sometimes. And that changes everything. But, guess what! It makes me re-think the challenge, add rigor to…

Lego Marble Maze

DIY Lego Zip Line Activity

You can learn so much from a simple LEGO zip line activity! Let your child design his own "cage" that will send the minifigure down the zip line!

LEGO STEM Challenge Building Cards

These printable LEGO STEM Challenge Cards are a fun way to get kids into STEM building over the summer! Use them to introduce kids to engineering!

LEGO Domino Chain Reaction STEM Challenge For Kids

Pin Share Tweet A domino effect, or chain reaction, is when one event sets off a chain of similar events. A domino activity is a great way to introduce the concepts of cause and effect and kinetic energy. But if you don’t have the traditional dominoes at home, no worries! You can use our beloved … LEGO Domino Chain Reaction: STEM Challenge for Kids Read More »

LEGO STEM BOREDOM BUSTERS!

Have fun with LEGO STEM activities for kids, preschool age to teens. 35 awesome STEM activities to keep your child engaged and entertained.

Storytime LEGO Building Challenge

Storytime LEGO Building Challenge

Books and the LEGO bricks you already have can be the inspiration for this fun Storytime LEGO Building Challenge.

STEM Engineering- Houses for the Three Pigs with LEGO

STEM Engineering- Houses for the Three Pigs with LEGO

Your children will have building houses for the Three Pigs with LEGO. This STEM engineering project has a recording printable your children can use.

Lego Challenge–Wind Racers – The Lego Librarian

Lego Challenge–Wind Racers

Races are always good to do in Lego Club, and this is a great spin on that. After we talked about rules, I told kids today that we would be making cars and racing them. But there would be an added element since we would be racing with WIND POWER! I then demonstrated with the…

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project

If your kid is LEGO obsessed, you need this book. It's not only a great guide to building super cool things, it has a cool LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project.