Build your own camping tent for your favorite small figure!
STEAM activities for preschoolers allow for hands-on play with a variety of materials that allow children to learn and extend their knowledge and problem-solving skills.
STEAM Challenge: Can you build a tent that fits a figurine?
Objective: Use the materials to build a tent that can hold a figurine.
- Mini Marshmallows
- Small Figurine or LEGO mini figure
- Tissue or Napkin
Use the materials provided to build a tent.
Children may first need to experiment with building a base before attempting a free-standing tent.
Test your design.
Does your figurine fit in the tent?
Does your tent stay upright?
Redesign your tent as needed.
Why do people use tents?
What type of materials are used for tents?
What can you change to make your tent waterproof?
Science: What do you have to change about your tent design for different types of weather?
Technology: What type of tools do campers use?
Engineering: Build a tent that can fit a figurine.
Art: Draw a picture of your tent design.
Math: How many figurines can you fit inside your tent?