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One of my favorite kinds of activities to do with my kids are ones that we connect to a favorite book or story. Today I have a Fairy Tale STEM Project tied into Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I got to wander the aisles of Michaels, one of my favorite stores, to stock up on supplies for this!
Fairy Tale STEM Project with Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Read your favorite version of the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We really love the book Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems as a fun and silly variation of the story!
Next you get to do the Fairy Tale STEM project. I told my kids to build a chair that would be the strongest and hold up the most blocks. They were excited and set to work right away! This is an easy project that kids can do on their own with very little supervision.
For this fun Fairy Tale STEM project, we used glue and popsicle sticks only. We had three different sizes of sticks. I gave my kids the option to use pipe cleaners, too, but they chose not to once they started building. All of these supplies can be purchased at Michaels.
We got some Elmer’s school glue as well as some glitter glue for our projects, to add color and strength at once. Using the glitter glue made gluing just a little more fun for the kids!
They each designed their own chairs. Although about halfway through we realized we were making the daddy sized, middle side and baby sized chairs just by accident. It worked out perfectly.
Once the chairs were complete and the glue was dried, we tested the strength. Since they were all different sizes, we decided to base it on how many blocks the chairs could hold. The largest chair, while likely not the strongest, could hold the most blocks.
This was a fun and easy STEM project that we all enjoyed doing! It’s a great one to do in a classroom, a homeschool, or STEM clubs! Have fun!