CollageThe weekend is almost here… hoorah!
To inspire you and your family, the SparkHub team has put together a creative WEEKEND CHALLENGE.
From painting leaves to getting imaginative with craft sticks, our selection of fun activities will stimulate children of all ages.

 


We would love to see your results, so please do share photos of your creations with us on
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram and add the hashtags:
#sparkhubSTEAMweekend
#creativelearning
#sparkhub

We will even publish them here for you, if you would like!


Paper Columns (via Creekside Learning)

Test the strength of paper, folded in differently shaped columns, by piling books on top. This is very similar to how columns are used to support buildings and other structures.
http://creeksidelearning.com/stem-activities-for-kids-how-strong-is-a-piece-of-paper/

Source: Creeksidelearning
Source: Creeksidelearning
Engineering in Action via FrugalFun4Boys

Check out these 5 engineering challenges for kids using wooden clothespins, binder clips, and craft sticks for a simple STEM activity that kids of all ages will love.
http://frugalfun4boys.com/2016/05/08/engineering-challenges-clothespins-binder-clips-craft-sticks/

FrugalFun4Boys
Source: FrugalFun4Boys.com
Create a Magic Crystal Tree via Steve Spangler

See the magic happen as you create a snow covered tree using salt crystals and cardboard.
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/magic-crystal-tree/

magic_tree
Source: stevespanglerscience.com
Sensory Discovery Bottle via NurtureStore

This activity will suit the younger audience but will also inspire ideas for the bigger kids too.
http://nurturestore.co.uk/make-sensory-discovery-bottles

sensorybottle
Source: nurturestore.co.uk
Leaf Art Patterns via RainyDayMum

This is a really beautiful activity for this time of the year and will stimulate all age groups.
http://rainydaymum.co.uk/leaf-art-prewriting-patterns-fall

Leaf1
Source: RainyDayMum.co.uk

3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for including our leaf art activity in your weekend round up. What fantastic other activities as well.

    • Diana Foster

      Cerys- You are very welcome. RainyDayMum is a brilliant site and we are very happy to include you in SparkHub. Feel free to send over ideas too and we can create something together! Always happy to support you and share your activities.

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