Following a really successful STEM week in my school a few weeks ago, The Boy has been keen to explore as many different elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths as possible. Most children enjoy picking apart how something works and creating, and it's so important to nurture these creative and analytical skills.
This week on Tuesday Tutorials I'm pulling together a range of crafts and play activities which celebrate STEM!
This weekend we've been exploring how you can engineer a bridge from aluminium foil, something that was quite a challenge for a five year old to fathom out at first. At only 0.2mm thin, foil barely looks sturdy enough to support an ant, let alone a toy car!
Magic milk is a wonderful activity which is completely fascinating to conduct and watch the effects of; it's actually one of those science activities which completely blows my mind! And I love this paper cup telephone activity, always amusing for children to explore!
This very cute bird moving toy from Hodge Podge Craft uses a traditional method of creating an automaton from every day craft and kitchen materials. I do design technology projects with the children in my class during the course of the school year, and they've always enjoyed producing a traditional toy from scratch. While ET Speaks has been exploring how to power a clock from a potato and other vegetables, something definitely destined to fascinate and intrigue children.
Brain Power Boy has been engineering a wonderful Leprechaun trap with Lego, a truly ingenious method of ensuring those pesky critters don't ruin the St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
In this preschool maths game, Where The Imagination Grows explores reading numbers on a dice, counting petals and creating a very cute 'windowbox' of flowers.
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I can't wait to see all the creativity from everyone this week, please add your ideas below!