STEM Challenge

STEM Challenge

Kids love to build and create. A bunch of blocks can quickly become a work of art. My children have shown an interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Technology) activities and hands-on building and constructing. They love building with their wooden blocks, and this activity kept them creating and thinking all afternoon. All you need is a handful of blocks and you are ready to begin! I have created a set of over 50 S.T.E.M. building challenges to compliment this activity and keep kids busy, while learning and problem solving, as they build and create at home or school....

40 DIY Escape Room Ideas at Home

40 DIY Escape Room Ideas at Home

Who doesn’t love an escape room? Escape rooms are exciting for all ages and you can easily create one with things around your house. I have compiled 40 escape room ideas that you can do at home or in any room, for kids or adults, for birthdays or just for fun! The more clues that that you include in your escape room, the trickier it becomes and the longer it will take to complete. Take a look through the 40 clues to create the perfect escape room of your own! For ways on how to incorporate the ideas into an...

Success Criteria – Grading Levels

Success Criteria – Grading Levels

This is an activity that I make sure to do every year. I always talk to my students about improving their work, the success criteria, and aiming for their best. I truly believe that all kids want to do well, however, they often don’t know or fully understand what they need to do to improve their work and marks. That’s where cupcakes come in! We teach kids how to read and write and lots of other important skills, but I realized that I also needed to teach what a level 4 (or an A) looks like in order for students...