Digital STEM Activities for Your Favorite Traditional Tales

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

Digital STEM Activities

Science, technology, engineering design, and math… Incorporating STEM into your kindergarten or first-grade classroom allows for inspiration, creativity, and critical thinking. I am pretty excited about my new STEM activities that engage students in developing math and science skills, using some of my favorite timeless tales.

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

These can be used during any time of the school year, but I always loved starting my year reading traditional tales. I don’t know about you, but The Little Red Hen is always on my list of beginning of the year read alouds. What better way to connect literacy with science?

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

With 10 different timeless tales and a variety of science topics, you can easily stretch these activities out over several weeks. Here are the ten science topics included:

  • Plants
  • Environment
  • Think Like a Scientist
  • Plants and Animal Needs
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Scientific Method
  • Pushes and Pulls
  • Life Cycles
  • Weather
  • Severe Weather

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

STEM Center

You can, of course, use these activities in a whole-group setting, but another great option is to set up a STEM station or center. You can decide to provide the digital version of the activity or give students the printable book. Or, both! Each activity in the printable book has a QR code for students to simply scan and listen to the directions.

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

Provide a few STEM building materials so students can complete the challenges.

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

Your students will have so much completing the STEM activities, in addition to designing and completing challenges. These ten timeless tales are included:

  • The Little Red Hen
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Stone Soup
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

All of the traditional tales activities are included in this unit: 

We also have Traditional Tales guided reading books in printable and digital format! Click here to read about it in another post:

If you’re looking to add even more traditional tales activities into your lessons, check these out:

Digital STEM activities for kindergarten and first grade to tie literacy in with science. Seesaw preloaded activities, Google version, and a printable book included.

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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