There are many ways you can keep kids engaged. Room transformations with accompanying lessons, field trips, read-aloud books, competitions… you get it! But it can be a lot of work for you. Let me give you some solutions (and the work is already done!)
- Escape Rooms
- Memory Books
- STEM Challenges
“This is the most fun I have ever had in STEM!’ “I loved every part of this. It made me use some thinking.” “We loved that it made us really work as a team.”
This Escape Room begins with a scavenger hunt. I placed signs around the school and each sign also has a clue word. Students fill in their clue sheet as they find the signs. The clue words lead to another word to unscramble and this leads students to the lock code for the first box.
After completing the Escape Room students grab the materials to make their own bubble wand- following a few rules. These are great to use outdoors in the spring weather!
ESCAPE ROOM- NO LOCKS!
Are you ready for easy prep? Here is an escape room event that has easy prep- just make copies. No locks, no toolboxes!
Another favorite in the spring is all about bubbles!
This is an absolute favorite with my 4th graders! They are trying to build a barrier that will keep their little doghouses from flooding. They experiment with absorbent materials first and then build the barrier.