Dollar Tree STEM Boxes

Welcome back to Homework and Horseplay. Today I am sharing some tips for how I create STEM boxes.

You can watch the video below to hear my top tips for creating your own STEM boxes. If you are not sure what STEM is, here is a break down…
S-Science
T-Technology
E-Engineering
M-Math
So, STEM boxes are simply boxes with different challenges in them that focus on at least one of those four categories.

Recap time…

Here are my top tips (just in case you would rather read them instead of listening to me babble):

  1. Pick a theme.
  2. Shop somewhere affordable, such as the Dollar Tree.
  3. Choose a box with a lid.
  4. Create challenge cards.
  5. Put all the materials needed inside the STEM box.
  6. Allow this to be an open ended challenge and encourage your children figure it out on their own!

Halloween STEM Boxes

As I said in the video, the theme I chose for this month is Halloween. I created three different challenges for my children to complete.

Challenge #1
Build a bone bridge.

Supplies:

  • Q-tips
  • Clothes pins
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors

Challenge #2
Build a candy corn house.Supplies:

  • Candy corn
  • Tooth picks

Challenge #3
Make a spooky monster.
Supplies:

  • Cupcake wrappers
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom-poms
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Thank you for stopping by.

Do you use STEM boxes in your homeschool? Comment below with a link so I can check them out! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so you can see how my children tackled these challenges. 

Want to check out some more Halloween fun? Last week during Tea Time Tuesday we had a Halloween party with friends. You can see our spooky afternoon here.

 

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Booktube Newbie Tag

Today I am taking on the Booktube Newbie Tag challenge.

Check out my video below to hear my responses to the Booktube Newbie Tag challenge.

Do you want to join the Booktube community too?

If you are a newbie like me, I would love to hear what you have to say. Here are the challenge questions so you can join in:

1) Why did you start this channel?
2) What are some fun and unique things you can bring to Booktube?
3) What are you most excited for about this new channel?
4) Why do you love reading?
5) What book or book series got you into reading?
6) What questions would you ask your favorite Booktuber?
7) What challenges do you think starting a Booktube channel will be the hardest to overcome?

Head on over to my channel and comment with a link to your Booktube Newbie Tag video! I look forward to meeting more Booktubers and really getting involved in this amazing community.

Do you want to see my very first Booktube book haul? Click the image below to see what I purchased in September 2017.

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