engineering activities for kids


Its hot in Texas right now! But that really goes without saying considering its summer. Summer in Texas usually means you’re sequestered in your house, much like the Northeast during winter. But being cooped up all day with kids is a recipe for disaster. So one such hot day, the […]

Sprinkler Engineering Design Process for kids


Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and my family is reallying getting into the Christmas spirit right now. My three active little boys have been busy with all the fun the season brings! And since they all love STEM activities, what better way to prepare for Christmas than […]

30+ Christmas Activities for kids who Love STEM


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



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 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



Our family recently bought an ice cream maker. While enjoying our first batch of ice cream, we talked about what flavor we wanted to make next. My middle son said, very excitedly, “I want to make rainbow ice cream!” I started to think about ways to meet his request, and […]

How to Make Ice Cream Quicker using Heat Transfer!


Have you ever heard of simple machines? Simple machines are in every piece of machinery in a factory. They’re in your car, and many toys. But what are they? Simple put, simple machines are a way to make things move easier. For example, try pushing a heavy box full of […]

Simple Machine Bird: Levers, Gears, and Birds! Oh My!


The best way to figure out how something works is to take it apart, or reverse engineer it. A while back, my son had  bought a solar powered toy at Dollar Tree. We decided to reverse engineer the toy to better understand solar energy. Our decision ended up being a […]

Solar Energy for Kids: Reverse Engineering a Solar Toy!



Now that its summer, all 3 of my sons are playing with their beyblades non-stop. Unfortunately, the beyblade stadium they have is a too small for all three of them to play at the same time. So for awhile, my oldest and I started making plans to make our own […]

Beyblade Stadium Engineering: Repurposing to Solve a Problem