What do bananas and engineering have in common?
Little kids LOVE them!
This simple STEM activity for preschoolers is great for budding little engineers.
Less than a minute to set up and hours of fun!
Any other food that suits your fancy!
Lay out the materials and invite the children to build structures!
As they played, we discussed the pros and cons of each building material. The bananas were heavy, slippery but stable. The apples were a bit lighter and had the fun element of having a curved surface. The marshmallows were the best choice for the upper levels of the structures.
The boys have asked me to do this nearly every day this week!
There’s fine motor skills, engineering concepts, and a sweet treat at the end. What’s not to love!?!?
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