engineering

Building with Texo [a Guidecraft educator review and give-away]

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Hop on over to learn more about Guidecraft Texo construction toys and then enter to win a 100 piece set of your own!

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Having fun with PowerClix [a guidecraft educator review and give-away]

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Our guidecraft educator team is introducing the new PowerClix toy by Guidcraft. Stop by to see the review and learn how to enter the give-away!

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Spielgaben: a new and innovative learning resource [give-away]

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You may have already heard the buzz about the remarkable and beautiful new learning resource from Spielgaben but if you haven’t you will enjoy scrolling down through the photos to see this beautiful and uniquely designed learning resource and don’t forget to enter to win the give-away too!

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Neighborhood under construction in preschool

Neighborhood

This must be at the top of the my list of favorite days/activities we did in the preschool classroom last year. Stop by and see how we built our own neighborhood!

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Making simple boats that float

sail boats

For our exploration in boats, we read the book Little Tug by Steven Savage and then the children were invited to make two different types of boats.

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Balancing bubbles in preschool

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Exploring bubbles in a bottle gave us a unique way to explore many new scientific and engineering terms in our preschool classroom.

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DIY ramps and cars for toddlers

My grandson loves his cars and trucks so I thought I would introduce him to a simple version of ramps and cars this week. I started by making a simple toddler-sized ramp that he could easily explore.

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Salt tray mazes

Come discover how our preschool children used fine motor and engineering skills to create their own salt tray mazes.

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Lining up colored craft sticks

Lining up colored craft sticks was one of our favorite activities during our study of lines in preschool.

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Exploring robots inside and out

Exploring gears as we take a look at the inside and outside of robots in preschool!

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Lots of drops

My students loved engineering with gum drops but I missed a key opportunity in the process of leading my students to explore lots of drops! Come and learn with me how kids really do have the best ideas, we just need to learn to listen to them.

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Engineering with ramp making materials in preschool

More than just exploring! Our preschoolers use the ramp making materials to think big!

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Ten ways to use your noodle

Noodles bring a big variety of playful opportunities into the preschool classroom!

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What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway?

Exploring the term STEM and its use in early learning along with Rae Pica, Lilian Katz, and Sherri Killins.

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