Everyone loves dinosaurs! Almost two years ago I purchased Smart Chick’s Dinosaur STEM packet. And I’m still using it! The students have a great time making fossils and I even go outside to hide them in sand so they could pretend to be paleontologists.

For virtual STEM learning I decided to use this as an opportunity for sensory play, material exploration and just have fun making a dinosaur craft!

After reading Ten Little Dinosaurs by Mike Brownlow (which is so much fun! The students love screaming the sound effects with me!) we got to building.

Household Materials

  1. Paper
  2. Dried Beans
  3. Cereal
  4. Pasta
  5. Dired popcorn
  6. Glue
  7. Crayons, makers, colored pencils

Here’s their creations! All made from the comfort of their home.

dinosaur stem materials



Create a Plant

For this activity I was inspired by Feel Good Teaching’s Planetopia Plants STEM Challenge. The challenge is designed to study various planet habitats, so I decided to scale it down a little for Preschool STEM. Instead of learning about the planets we just focused on creating plants.

The only constraint students had was to make sure it had a way to retrieve water, energy and a way to pollinate. Again these were made at home using easily available household materials.

Household Materials

  1. Straws
  2. Craft sticks
  3. Pom-Poms
  4. Pipe Cleaners
  5. Tissue Paper
  6. Construction Paper

Marble Maze

Another super easy STEM activity, that is also very famous, very effective and very fun…marble maze! I won’t say much about this except I was very please to see how easy it was to build using household things.

Household Materials

  • Tray
  • Cardboard
  • Lego
  • Play-Doh
  • Blocks
  • Straws

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