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.
- Dried Beans
- Dired popcorn
- Crayons, makers, colored pencils
Here’s their creations! All made from the comfort of their home.
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.
- Craft sticks
- Pipe Cleaners
- Tissue Paper
- Construction Paper
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.