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Seasonality: STEM

Colorations® Crafting with John!

You might not think much about the cultural role of these soft little fluffs, but pom-poms have a rich and colorful history adorning uniforms, traditional dress, casual clothing and décor across the world. Join us as we explore some of the history of the pom-pom!

Pom Poms

The Colorful History of the Pom-Pom

You might not think much about the cultural role of these soft little fluffs, but pom-poms have a rich and colorful history adorning uniforms, traditional dress, casual clothing and décor across the world. Join us as we explore some of the history of the pom-pom!

OBSTACLE COURSE

Obstacle Course

Get kids thinking, creating and moving! This activity is perfect for the kids to practice both engineering and motor skills. Children will plan out blueprints for their own obstacle course, construct it and bring their ideas to life.

SHAPING A SELF PORTRAIT

Shaping a Self Portrait

Unlock the abstract mind of young children! While learning about shapes, children can take this activity to make further observations and discoveries about the world around them and themselves.

WEATHER MURAL

Weather Murals

When you are working with little kids and paint, cleanup stations are a must. Prepare a few buckets of both soapy water and clean water with rags.

COFFEE FILTER WINDSOCK

Coffee Filter Windsock

A windsock is not only a fun and flowy decoration—it's also a great way to introduce concepts like wind velocity and direction! These vibrant windsocks made with Liquid Watercolor and Texas snowflakes look stunning and may be used for active play.

OBSTACLE COURSE

Obstacle Course

Get kids thinking, creating and moving! This activity is perfect for the kids to practice both engineering and motor skills. Children will plan out blueprints for their own obstacle course, construct it and bring their ideas to life.

SHAPING A SELF PORTRAIT

Shaping a Self Portrait

Unlock the abstract mind of young children! While learning about shapes, children can take this activity to make further observations and discoveries about the world around them and themselves.

WEATHER MURAL

Weather Murals

When you are working with little kids and paint, cleanup stations are a must. Prepare a few buckets of both soapy water and clean water with rags.

COFFEE FILTER WINDSOCK

Coffee Filter Windsock

A windsock is not only a fun and flowy decoration—it's also a great way to introduce concepts like wind velocity and direction! These vibrant windsocks made with Liquid Watercolor and Texas snowflakes look stunning and may be used for active play.

Pom Poms

The Colorful History of the Pom-Pom

You might not think much about the cultural role of these soft little fluffs, but pom-poms have a rich and colorful history adorning uniforms, traditional dress, casual clothing and décor across the world. Join us as we explore some of the history of the pom-pom!

STEM Activities show n tell

Show and Tell Science & Math

Show and tell is an age-old activity that happens in many classrooms. Put an academic spin on this activity and support standards at the same time. The children have lots of fun while learning set comparison using science materials and a simple graph.

DANCING SPAGHETTI

Dancing Spaghetti

Make spaghetti do tricks with this fun and fizzy experiment! While this activity is a real dance party in a glass, by observing the results of combining baking soda and vinegar children will gain a unique perspective on chemical reactions.

HOMEMADE FUN STETHOSCOPES

Homemade Stethoscopes

Young children are fascinated with how the human body works, and listening to a heartbeat is particularly intriguing. This activity provides a simple way to hear to the human heartbeat and gain body awareness by learning about and creating a rudimentary stethoscope.

STEM Activities measure with cubes

Measuring With Cubes

Measuring lengths of items is always a fun learning experience for little ones. Since it's not yet important for young children to know specific units such as inches and feet, using other materials provides a unique approach while teaching the fundamentals.

STEM Activities oil and water

Oil and Water Don’t Mix

This simple activity is sure to spark an interest in science for little ones! Children will marvel as they witness oil floating on top of water and discover what happens when they place drops of Liquid Watercolor into a cup of oil!

STEM Activities go fast

I Can Go Fast and Far

Children will go fast and far as they explore ramps, how they work and how they can affect an object's speed. Through this activity, children will discover that the steeper the incline of the ramp, the faster and further an object will travel.

STEM Activities nothing machines

Do-Nothing Machines

Explore the process of creating machines that do…nothing! This activity encourages creative engineering and helps children learn the vocabulary and processes to constructing a project. With no set direction, there is no pressure to complete a design—simply fun and learning!

STEM Activities maze building

Maze Building

Construction projects are a great way to reinforce engineering skills and vocabulary, and constructing a maze adds an added component of creative thinking! Introduce children to the concept of a maze, and use words like construction, build, structure, stability and hypothesis as they work.

STEM Activities tubular math science

Tubular Math & Science

Classification and sorting can take on a more personal meaning when children use items they've created themselves. This activity gives children an opportunity to use recycled household materials, create their own manipulatives and sort them by pattern or color.

STEM Activities Button Attributes

Button Attributes

Pete the Cat may be losing his buttons, but his story provides a great chance to practice sorting skills! This groovy activity explores basic subtraction, attributes and classification. Enjoy an instant-classic sing-along story while building beginner math skills!

Thumbprint Insects

Thumbprint Insects

This insect lifecycle activity gets two colorful thumbs up!

Spatial Awareness

Use children's own artworks to help them learn spatial terms!

Can It Float

Can It Float?

Create craft stick rafts and then test them. Will yours sink or float?

Cognitive Dough

Developing Cognitive Brain Connections

Recreate numbers, shapes and more with modeling materials!

Finger Paint Bags

Finger Paint Bags

Enjoy finger painting without the mess!

Magnetic Marbles

Magnetic Marble Prints

Use the power of magnets to create unique artworks!

Engineering Vocabulary

Teach children STEM terms as they complete their own projects!

STEM Activities what number

What Number Is That?

Build motor skills and numeral recognition with this simple educational activity. Toss a pom-pom into an egg carton and name the numeral found inside. This activity works best once children understand one-to-one correspondence and are ready to begin recognizing numerals.

STEM Activities puzzle

Place Mat Puzzle

Since puzzles can be expensive, this activity is an affordable way to create your own! Putting a puzzle together is fantastic practice for motor abilities, cognitive skills and emotional skills as children use concentration and patience to complete the activity.

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