#StorytimeSTEAM uses your favorite picture books to create fun and engaging ways to challenge children’s thinking and problem-solving skills with Preschool STEM activities.
STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM activities help promote essential 21st-century skills, which is important in nurturing our children to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers.
This preschool stem activity is inspired by the book, I Like Myself written by Karen Beaumont. It is a fun story about a little girl who likes herself and everything that makes her special and unique. This book is a perfect tie-in to the All About Me preschool learning theme.
- I like Myself written by Karen Beaumont
- Loose Parts (Buttons, Beads, Yarn, String, Sticks, Shapes…whatever you have access to).
- Empty Frame
- Oval shaped piece of felt or construction paper
Read the story, I Like Myself.
Ask: What different facial features make you unique?
Imagine: Give students time to explore their face with a mirror. Try to make different facial expressions. How does your face change?
Plan: Discuss and collaborate together on how to build a face using shapes or loose parts.
Create: Build your face with the materials provided inside an empty frame.
Improve: Can you change the expression of your face? Allow students to redesign their face to make different expressions.
Share: Draw a picture of your face and share with peers or take a digital photo of each complete face and collage together make a fun class photo.
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