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Engineering activities for elementary kids. These engineering projects are the perfect way to help elementary kids learn the basics of engineering. Check out the complete list of engineering activities for kids here.

And don’t forget to check out this list of engineering projects for kids perfect for when you’re just starting engineering activities.

If you need a bit more hand-holding, you’ll love this list of our favorite engineering kits for kids.

Q Tip Bridge Engineering Challenge Lesson Plan

A big part of STEM activities in elementary are engineering activities for kids. Constructing bridges out of various materials like this q tip bridge and testing them has long been a staple of the classic bridge building engineering challenge, but for this version, I used cotton swabs because I was out of toothpicks and it …

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Apple Tower STEM Challenge Lesson Plan for Elementary

One of my favorite things to do in the STEM classroom is to use common everyday items in new ways to create fun STEM challenges for students. During the back to school season, I like to work with materials that are fall-themed, like apples. In this apple tower STEM challenge students will compete to see …

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Bridge Strength Test Spaghetti Engineering Project

There are a lot of engineering activities for kids out there, but not all of them are easy. If you have spaghetti in your house (or any dried, long noodle), then you already have everything you need to create the spaghetti engineering project! Today’s project is extremely simple, yet teaches some important information about engineering, …

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How to Make a LEGO Car without Wheels- Step-by-Step Directions

Did you know you can make a LEGO car even if you don’t have wheels? It seems impossible, but you can make a wheel-less LEGO car that works. Follow this easy tutorial for how to make a LEGO car without wheels. This is one of our favorite simple LEGO car designs. The beauty of building …

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How to Design a Paper Airplane Engineering Challenge

The paper airplane engineering challenge is a fun way to test kids’ design skills and makes a wonderful introduction to engineering activities for kids and as part of no-prep STEM challenges! One of my kids’ favorite things are paper airplanes. Any time my kids get a piece of loose paper, they try to turn it …

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