I’ve recently tried a few STEM challenges in the resource room. They are great for social skills or language group activities.
- Working together
- Taking turns
- Problem solving
- Conversation skills
- Retelling and sequencing what we did
- Procedural writing
Building the tallest tower – using IKEA cups
Children worked in pairs to see how tall they could build their tower. It was great to see them problem solving, discussing and working together. It was a practical fun activity and the children really enjoyed it.
Building the strongest bridge
Lesson from Primary Science
This was another great lesson. We just used things that were available in the classroom to make the bridge and dominoes as a unit of measurement.
This is a STEM lesson from Teachers are Terrific which you can see here.
Pom Pom Drops
This is from Coffee Cups and Crayons which you can read here.
Catapults are always a huge hit! These are fairly easy to make too. Step by step instructions here.
- I’ve pinned some of my favourites here.
- Stem Challenges
- Left Brain Craft Brain
- Little Bins for Little Hands
- Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls