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STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

STEM Fun in Kindergarten ~ Giveaway

September 30 Deedee 2 min read

Are you looking for some STEM fun for your kindergarten class? I was asked by MindWare to review a few of their products.  This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided samples free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

Pattern Play

First off… I am in love with the colors in this activity!  Here is a peek at the Pattern Play activities.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

I brought these activities to Mrs. Gale’s kindergarten class and let them have at it.  The colors make my heart happy, but the activity was even better.  Students worked in a group of 4 to duplicate the pattern suggestions that are include.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

I loved the opportunity for them to cooperatively.  They took turns adding the pieces, checking the design card, then adding the next piece.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

KEVA Planks

The Perfect Son would have LOVED these.  These Keva Structures has 200 pine planks.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

These are great for the little guys!  The small picture cards are really engaging!

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

Mrs. Gale and I just dropped the planks off in different parts of the room and invited the students to explore them.  Then we introduced the puzzle cards.  These are fantastic!

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

This boy was starting to build the bridge, but he was unable to get the second row of planks on the support.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

I encouraged him to take a closer look at the building plan and to notice where the planks were lined up.  Wah-LA!  He made a few adjustments and was rolling right along again.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

Two little sweeties were working on making this tunnel.  They were so proud!

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

So many ideas!

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

The larger set came with this idea book.   Pretty amazing!

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

These would be great for open exploration.  I am excited to see what else they will come up with over time.

In my opinion, these are perfect for kindergarten… but they are also perfect for older students.  I wanted to get my hands on these to explore all of the possibilities.  Perhaps you have someone on your holiday list that would love these?

STEM fun in kindergarten is easy with these open-ended exploration activities. Students explore spatial relationships as they engineer their own designs.

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12 Comments

  • tracy young September 30 at 5:20 pm

    WOW…WOW…WOW! My perfect son (now 16) would have LOVED those Structures. As a matter of fact…he probably still would with his architecture class!! I KNOW that my kinder kiddos would be quite taken with them as well!!

    • Deedee September 30 at 5:34 pm

      Yes! They are so fun! I just added the giveaway widget to the post! OY! I thought I had saved this as a draft on the plane, but whoops! We are good to go now!

  • Terry September 30 at 6:21 pm

    Oh wow! I love the Pattern Play set!!! So bright and looks like just the right amount of ‘challenge’ for my kinders!
    This would be the perfect center activity!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Deedee September 30 at 6:29 pm

      Terry! I could NOT keep my hands off of it! Seriously! I wanted to tell the kids to go away and let me play with it (not really… well sort of)

  • Gayle Cahn September 30 at 6:43 pm

    Love the STEM activity with groups building with kEVA planks, unit blocks to support apples..we also use mini pumpkins and pine cones.

  • Sue October 1 at 6:48 am

    Thanks Deedee for this opportunity to win these. I love the colorful pattern play blocks. I am trying to incorporate more stem and team work type activities for my students.

  • Deborah Lambrechts October 1 at 4:10 pm

    I would love to use these in my kindergarten classroom. They all look like so much fun.

  • Laura Atherton October 1 at 4:32 pm

    I am starting STEM in my Kinder classroom this year and these products would be amazing.
    My kiddos love to build this year. Thank you for sharing these.

  • Jennie October 3 at 6:32 pm

    How do you connect with companies to review their products? That would be so great to do!

    • Deedee October 4 at 5:15 am

      They reach out to me actually. 🙂

      • Jennie October 4 at 8:05 pm

        Lucky you! Great way to find new and upcoming materials. Let me know if you ever want someone to join you. 🙂

  • Lauren December 27 at 8:36 am

    I just saw this post! Amazing! If you ever need to try out more products, my classroom is always open!

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