Objective: Encourage creative and logical processes through science, technology, engineering, arts and math
- The book of the day on Reading is the introduction for the S.T.E.A.M. activities.
- There will be additional instructions for each day.
Materials: SENSORY SAND (sand, shaving cream, bucket, shovel or mixing spoon)
- Help your child make their own sensory sand using the materials above.
- Fill a bucket, bowl or bin with sand.
- Add a generous amount of shaving cream to the sand.
- Mix together until light and fluffy and whipped like foam.
- Ask your child before adding the shaving cream to the sand. How does it feel?
- After adding the shaving and sand. Compare the end product.
Materials: sand from the beach, magnifying glass or magnifying glass app, black paper, vinegar
- Please have your child spread some sand on the black paper. Spread it thin enough to see individual grains of sand.
- Look at the sand through the magnifying glass or the magnifying glass app on an iphone. At first glance, sand may look like it is all one color. Notice the different colors, shapes, and sizes of the sand under the magnifying glass.
- Place a small pile of sand on the black paper. Drop a few drops of vinegar onto the sand and observe what happens.
- Draw what happened between the sand and vinegar.
Materials: paper and pencil
- Draw your favorite activity.
- Ask your child why it is his/her favorite.
Exploring measurement with feet
Materials: paper, markers
- Trace each of your family’s foot, including yours on paper and cut them out.
- Use the cut up feet to arrange by size. Emphasize the words: small, medium, large; smaller/bigger.
- Challenge: Measure cut up feet using non-standard unit like paper clip or any small objects.
Materials: any collection your child has (stickers, dolls, action figures, etc.)
- Ask your child ways on how to group and sort their collection (size, color, shape, action figures’ powers, etc.)
- Challenge: sort by two attributes (size and color or color and shape, etc.)