Preschool STEAM

Engineering with Library Forts!

My latest preschool STEAM program was library forts! Every child loves to build forts and what better place to build forts that a room full of furniture and books. It just so happens that building forts is great for spacial awareness and critical thinking skills. Library forts was one of the most low maintenance programs… Continue reading Engineering with Library Forts!

Preschool STEAM

STEAM Boats

For my latest preschool STEAM program at the library, we experimented with motion and physics by building boats! Boat Building Station For the building table, I set out a variety of supplies from the craft closet, but there are some that staple items that you may want to have for this activity: tupperware (you can… Continue reading STEAM Boats

Preschool STEAM

7 Preschool STEAM Program Ideas (in 30 Seconds or Less!)

I've done a lot of preschool STEAM programs at the library in the past. Not all of them are well documented, so, instead of trying to recall the details of programs long forgotten, I'm giving you this post, where I list program ideas and describe them in 30 second paragraphs (or less!). AND GO! 1.… Continue reading 7 Preschool STEAM Program Ideas (in 30 Seconds or Less!)

Preschool STEAM

Preschool Art Mediums: Toy Sculptures

When we think of sculpture, we immediately think of mediums like clay. For preschool, this often translates to playdough. In my preschool STEAM programs that focus on art, I make it a goal to introduce the children to mediums they may be unfamiliar with. For this program, we made sculptures, but instead of play dough… Continue reading Preschool Art Mediums: Toy Sculptures

Preschool STEAM

StechEAM: Building Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool

For a recent preschool STEAM program, I focused on activities that build the computational thinking skills that form the foundations of future technological and digital literacy. This is a technology program that requires... absolutely NO "real" technology!! Station #1 : Code Cooties Game Supplies Needed Painter's Tape "Cooties" (printed large on paper works fine) Instructions… Continue reading StechEAM: Building Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool

Preschool STEAM

Crackle, Fizz, STEAM: Fizzy Preschool Science at the Library

This preschool STEAM program was a huge hit! We had a blast and made a pretty big mess along the way, all in name of learning a little science! I was impressed with how well this program went, despite having several messy activities. This is a great example of how prep work and instructions can… Continue reading Crackle, Fizz, STEAM: Fizzy Preschool Science at the Library

Preschool STEAM

Halloween STEAM

I know, I know, I say all the time how I'm not a fan of holiday programming, but this was before that! It's important to incorporate STEAM and sensory play into everything we do with children, from eating to playing because it is so good for developing their motor, cognitive, and critical thinking skills. This… Continue reading Halloween STEAM