In the year and a half I’ve taught preschool, I have learned play is essential to learning. Instead of flash cards and worksheets, kids learn the best when lessons are incorporated into play. When it comes to STEM education, toys do not always need to be an official STEM toys for […]

10 STEM Toys to Inspire Little Engineers

My middle son is currently in his last year of preschool before starting kindergarten next fall. I absolutely LOVE the preschool program he’s in, as well as his teacher. In a recent conversation, his teacher shared with me that he tends to have troubles with one to one correspondence when […]

One to One Correspondence Preschool Counting Thanksgiving Activity

A few weeks ago my sons and I found these super fun paintballs. They’re small gel balls filled with washable watercolor paint, and perfect for kids to explore all sorts of cool science ideas. The first time we experimented with them, we discovered that the harder the paintballs were thrown, […]

Painting Pumpkins with Paintballs: A Quick STEAM Activity

My oldest son is really interested in coding. In his gifted and talented program at school, he’s had some exposure to coding, but really wants more. We’ve looked into apps, and coding toys. Then an opportunity came up to try out Cozmo by Anki. Cozmo is an adorable little coding […]

Programming with a fun Coding Robot

Today I have the honor of introducing you to fellow STEM blogger Crystal from The Science Kiddo.  Crystal has created a quick pumpkin experiment, perfect for introducing kids to physics! I know you’ll love it! Looking for an unforgettable way to teach kids about inertia this fall? If you have […]

Levitating Pumpkin Experiment

Our home town has a fun little group that hides painted rocks around town. Our little group shares our painted rock finds on Facebook, then re-hide the little treasures for someone else to enjoy. The boys and I have always wanted to paint some rocks to hide, instead of just […]

Caramel Apple Rock Painting Fall STEM Activity

Halloween will be here before we know it! Its time to get ready for all things spooky and scary. I don’t know about you, but not much is scarier than spiders (except maybe cockroaches)! With their eight eyes and eight legs, spiders strike fear in many of us. So lets […]

16 Spider STEM Activities and Science Experiments

A few weeks ago I attended a training on early childhood reading. One of the topics discussed was that kids have different ways of learning, but too often we only use one format of teaching the ABCs in preschool. Most of us preschool teachers hold up a card with, for […]

Teaching Letters to a Tactile Learner

A friend of my mine recently found some paintballs to use for kids. They are literally gel balls filled with paint. I knew my boys would love experimenting with them, and I was right! And ever since our ice cream science experiment this summer, I’ve been trying find another science […]

Paintball Forces Science Experiment

On a family trip to New Mexico this summer, we saw a wind farm. My boys were curious how the windmills worked. I told them that the wind made the windmill turn, and the windmill was attached to  a generator that turned the movement into electricity. They were ok with […]

Wind Energy STEM Activity: Building your own model Windmill