Engineering for kids

Learn about different kinds of engineers through hands-on activities, toys, and books!


I love tying in upcoming holidays with science experiments with my boys. After coming up with a couple of science activities with my oldest, I wanted to find some less complicated science experiments I could do with my other two boys. After my search, I found a lot of great Valentine’s […]

35 Valentine’s Day Science Experiments!


I thought this year my son could make his teacher a special Valentine’s Day card. I wanted to use some of what we had learned about making a simple circuit from our Tinker Crate boxes. So I found a paper circuit kit, and we set off to make a special […]

Make a Light up Card with a Simple Circuit!


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During winter break, my son and I decided to work on one of his Tinker Crate projects. Many of the boxes we’ve received have involved building electrical circuits, as did the first project we decided to work on. I struggled with understanding circuits in college, so I love how Tinker […]

Building Electrical Circuits and Playing with Light



As many households with young kids, we have A LOT of old crayons. For some time I’ve wanted to recycle our old broken crayon by melting them. I had several Ikea rubber ice trays, and with Valentine’s day approaching, I thought we could use our old crayons to make a […]

The Science Behind Melting Crayons – A Valentine’s Day Science ...





I love toys that unintentionally help my kids explore STEM concepts. Unfortunately, many toys advertised as STEM are expensive. But I’ve found 25 Dollar Tree  toys that will spark your child’s interest in STEM, and not totally blow the budget! Wondering what concept their exploring? I’ve also listed the concept […]

25 Dollar Tree Toys for Exploring STEM!


My oldest son just finished studying matter in science. After school I was talking to him about what he learned about matter. I asked him if he had learned what shape the molecules made. He wasn’t sure, and I told him it depended on the type of material. For example, […]

Material Science Activity – Building a molecular structure!


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Whether I’m looking for a Christmas present, or a birthday gift, I always try to give gifts that help kids become interested in Engineering. But I don’t really like giving the standard “STEM” type toys or kits, but always find something that will allow the kid to explore a STEM […]

15 Unexpected STEM Gifts for Toddlers



An important part of being an Engineer is understanding the tools used to build your designs. One kind of  engineering, Construction Engineering, involves the designing and construction of roads, buildings, sewer systems, and other infrastructure. To plan a project correctly, Construction Engineers must know the different types of trucks and […]

7 Great Construction Engineering Books for Preschoolers!