Planet Smarty Pants was the inspiration behind this week’s Share It Saturday theme – engineering activities for kids! I looooooved her daughter’s design and construction of a roller coaster! Here on Fun-A-Day, I often refer to my son as Engineer. He loves planning and building all kinds of creations, so I know he’d get a kick out of these engineering activities!
engineering activities for kids to get into
Design and build a roller coaster | Planet Smarty Pants
Play and learn with Rube Goldberg machines | Brain Power Boy
Create a flag using LEGO pieces | Shield of Faith Homeschooling
Use a “Book of Structures” to inspire block building | Fun-A-Day!
Construct a LEGO camping lantern | LalyMom
Engineer and explore very unique forts | TinkerLab
Design one of these 14 catapults | Fun-A-Day!
Make a snack pulley | Left Brain Craft Brain
Create mazes for hexbugs | Buggy & Buddy
Challenge the kids with mystery engineering bags | Childhood 101
Build a painting machine | My Nearest and Dearest
Experiment with PVC pipe creations at school | Rubberboots and Elf Shoes
Or add those PVC pipes to a water table | Fun-A-Day!
Do you have any engineering activities for kids to try? If so, I’d love for you to leave them in the comments below. My son will thank you! 😉 Which of the above activities would interest your children the most?
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