I’m teaming up with some of the All Things Kids ladies to bring you ideas for summer camp at home! Each day this week, one of us will share ideas around a theme. We’re hoping these themes will help you plan some summer fun with your children. Today I’m sharing robot activities to try out with the kiddos!
Are you following Fun-A-Day’s Mr. Roboto Pinterest board?
Robot activities for summer camp fun
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Use tin cans and craft supplies to make magnetic robots.
My preschoolers had a blast making (and unmaking) these robots!
Explore simple circuits while discussing the inner workings of robots.
Making Boys Men shows how electricity works with hands-on fun.
Learn how to balance a paper robot on your finger (or a stick . . . or your nose!).
I love how Buggy and Buddy integrates a science experiment with her colorful robots.
Help kids create their own robot dress up “clothes”.
My students had fun creating robot vests, then acting out how they were as robots! Danya Banya has a different take on robot dress up here, and Learn with Play at Home made an awesome robot helmet here.
Make a tiny, working robot with spare parts.
Red Ted Art explains how to turn the head of a toothbrush into a real, working robot.
Make a paper robot and teach him to “climb” a string.
Housing a Forest combines science and art in one fell swoop!
Delve into gears and create a movable robot craft.
Teach Preschool links a fun robot book to movable gears, then lets her students make their own movable robot art.
Help children learn their numbers with robot stickers.
I like how I Can Teach My Child integrates fine motor skills with math in this simple, but very meaningful, activity.
Let the children manipulate robot hardware (nuts and bolts).
We had nuts and bolts out for over a week, and the kiddos never tired of them.
Use recyclables to make a life-size magnetic robot.
This kid-size magnetic robot from Fun at Home with Kids looks like so much fun. I’m going to have to try this with Engineer sometime over the summer!
Create a movable Shrinky Dink robot.
What an awesome robot art idea from Lalymom!
Create a sparkly robot craft with metallic shapes.
The preschoolers let their creativity shine with this shiny robot craft. No Time for Flashcards has a sparkly, magnetic robot craft here.
Make some robot marshmallows as a treat.
Robot lovers with a sweet tooth will enjoying making (and eating) this creation from The Celebration Shoppe.
Let the children paint with gears.
Process art with a robotic twist from Fun-A-Day!
Have some math fun with this roll-a-robot activity.
My students have always loved a good dice game, and Seven Thirty Three’s addition of a robot makes it even better!
Create a robot activity board for the young kiddos to manipulate.
What kiddo doesn’t enjoy latching bolts and playing with light switches?! Learning at Home is onto something here!
I hope these robot activities have inspired you to host a robot summer camp! If you try any of the ideas here, I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Feel free to share any of your favorite robot activities here, too!
Robot-Themed Preschool Lesson Plans
If you have some robot-lovin’ preschoolers, take a look at these plans for the preschool classroom and home preschool families. Each set has a week’s worth of lesson plans, full of hands-on learning activities about robots. There’s science, literacy, math, and more planned for the week, with ideas that kids can do in various grouping sizes. The plans also come with a book list, activity explanations, and printables that correspond with the hands-on plans.
More themed fun to check out –
- Tuesday – Bug Themed Activities for Kids from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
- Wednesday – Around the World from All Done Monkey
- Thursday – Animal Activities and Snacks from Inspired By Family
- Friday – Ocean and Beach Themed Activities for Kids from Mamas Like Me
- Saturday – Nature Themed Activities for Kids from House of Burke
- Sunday is a Circus Themed Activities from Sugar Aunts