Engineering Ideas for Kids

Ideas to support NGSS engineering practices and standards in their infancy stage.
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4 Engineering Challenges for Kids - with Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes

Frugal Fun For Boys

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids (Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes!) - Frugal Fun For Boys

Using everyday household materials, challenge children to build a "hurricane" proof structure.

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NASA Inspired Family Science Day!

STEM Engineering Challenge Novel Pack ~ The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau $ Paper Box Challenge Pipeworks System Challenge Mini-Greenhouse Challenge Moveable Light Challenge Build a Boat Challenge

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12 engineering projects for kids

12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids

Kids bored? Get out the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)!

Left Brain Craft Brain

STEAM Bored Jar - Left Brain Craft Brain

17 science activities for kids. Project-Based Engineering for Kids- a series of fun and interactive science projects for kids. Projects include: marble roller coasters, sail cars, propeller cars, rubber band helicopters, crash test cars with eggs as passengers, sling shot rockets, catapults and many more. I can't wait to try these!

Camp Art Director Project Ideas

Mystery Bag Engineering Challenges for Kids


Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids | Childhood101

10+ ways for kids to learn about the engineering behind building bridges

Suzie's Home Education Ideas

Suzie's Home Education Ideas: 10 Ways to Learn about Bridges

Construction based challenges can be excellent projects for encouraging children to think creatively, solve problems and express their own ideas using practical materials.


5 Construction Challenges for Kids | Childhood101

Engineering a Bridge This lesson will involve your students in geometry and measurement as they work as civil engineers to design and build their own bridge.

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Curiosity Machine - lots of hands-on engineering projects and videos

Curiosity Machine

Shadow Theatre that kids can make themselves

Petit & Small

5 DIY Puppet Projects to Make with your Kids - Petit & Small

Build a marble run activity - kids learn so much while playing. So awesome

In The Playroom

Build Your Own Marble Run with Hubelino - In The Playroom

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

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Build a Tower with Toothpicks


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Building with Cardboard Rolls and Straws

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Inspire your kids to build with Rosie Revere, Engineer. It's the Tinkering Station for Young Engineers from Left Brain Craft Brain. #stem

A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Tinkering Station for Young Engineers - Left Brain Craft Brain

How to Teach #NGSS Engineering Design to Grades K-5

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Pinhole camera from a Pringles can. I just made one and it works.

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Tabletop loose parts creative activity for kids

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Kids can build structures with foam blocks and shaving cream to practice fine motor skills including spreading and stacking. Plus, the shaving cream adds an additional sensory element to this activity that kids love! #finemotor #sensory #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

Gift of Curiosity

Fine motor skills: Building with foam blocks and shaving cream

PVC Pipe Building. GREAT outdoor activity that could keep someone I know entertained for HOURS. I think my child would enjoy it, too! (ha)

A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Big and Little... Construction Site

Create a photo book of famous structures from around the world to use in your block center. Great for kindergarten, preschool, and homeschool classrooms! Includes a link for a free 30-page structure book!

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Families, Fun, and Engineering: Building Community Relationships through STEM - Awesome post!

Minds in Bloom
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Engineering Lego Sensory Bin with Drawing Building Activity

Little Bins for Little Hands
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