Kindergarten kids love to build and stack, but did you know that building is the basis for engineering activities? With just a little more preparation and intent, Kindergarten play can be transformed into engineering activities for kids! Kids will love these hands-on engineering activities and teachers will love how educational playtime can be!
What is Engineering?
Engineering is the ability to apply scientific knowledge to solve real-world problems. Engineering is the practical application of more abstract sciences like chemistry and physics.
Kids can use engineering to solve a variety of problems, from figuring out how to stack towers without them falling, to determining the best utensil to use for a project. Even the youngest kids can use engineering for hands-on, educational fun inside and outside the classroom.
Engineering Activities for Kids
Try these engineering activities to help kids develop the very basics of engineering skills! Kindergartners will learn how to support weight, spacial awareness, select the right material for the job, create a design, and a whole lot more!
Kids will have a blast with this awesome Travel Engineering Kit! / Lemon Lime Adventures
Grab some easy supplies and make these awesome Jellybean Structures. / The Stem Laboratory
Use paper to figure out Which Shape is the Strongest. / Creekside Learning
Have a blast with mini light boxes and a Wooden Train Roller Coaster. / Play Trains
Your class will love to Build a Tower from Cups and Craft Sticks. / Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Give this Spaghetti Engineering Strength Test a try. / Schooling a Monkey
Try your hand at Building a LEGO Bridge. / Science Sparks
Why not Make Your Own Triangle Building Blocks? / Babble Dabble Do
Design a Spiderweb any time of year with these fun materials! / Rainy Day Mum
You will love to Design and Play with a DIY Geoboard in the classroom. / Crayon Box Chronicles
Kids will be excited to Build a Boat that Really Floats! / Planet Smarty Pants
Use simple supplies and Build a Bridge from Craft Sticks. / Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
How fun would it be to Make a Maze for Hex Bugs? / Buggy and Buddy
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