1. Design Your Own Hex Bug Playground

    My boys recently got some hex bugs, and they are so much fun! Aidan had one when he was younger, but somehow the other boys missed out on having one.…

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  2. Make a DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Building Kit

    Here's a winter STEM activity that kids of all ages will enjoy.  Design snowflakes with a simple magnetic building kit.  We used popsicle sticks and adhesive magnetic tape to make…

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  3. Bridge Building STEM Challenge with Craft Sticks and Wooden Cubes

    Craft sticks are definitely one of my favorite building materials for kids! They are so cheap, and you can use them in a multitude of different ways. In this STEM…

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  4. How to Build a Paper Plate Spiral Marble Track

    Here's a fun homemade toy that you can put together from stuff around the house - a spiral marble track! Drop marbles at the top and watch them spin around…

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  5. Make an Easy and Safe Pinhole Eclipse Viewer

    View the solar eclipse... without looking at the sun! Next week, a total solar eclipse will occur all across the United States, and while our state (Texas) is not in…

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  6. Code a City! STEM Challenges for the Sphero Edu SPRK+ Robot

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sphero.  The opinions and text are all mine. Coding.  Robots.  STEM.  As parents and teachers, we know that we…

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  7. Build and Test Your Own Craft Stick Trebuchet

    Here's a fabulous STEM activity for kids!  Build a working Trebuchet out of craft sticks.  You can construct and play with the trebuchet, or take it a step further by…

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  8. Build a Working Conveyor Belt with LEGO Bricks

    STEM Challenge:  Build a conveyor belt with LEGO® bricks!  Here's a fun way to learn about machines while building with bricks.  This working conveyor belt uses pulleys to move something,…

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  9. Build a Design Drawing Machine with LEGO Bricks

    This drawing machine creates incredible designs on paper!  We've all been having a blast watching it draw patterns.  The concept is similar to a Spirograph toy, but the way that…

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  10. STEM Challenge for Kids: Build a Marble Track with Foil, Bamboo Skewers, and Duct Tape

    Here's a STEM challenge that's super fun, doesn't require fancy materials, and can be completed in an hour or two.  Build a marble track out of foil, bamboo skewers, and…

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