All About Me Themed STEAM Stations
Our Steam Stations have always been well received, but with the extra support that Experience Early Learning provided this preschool year it has basically taken all of the attention away from the other centers (I am not complaining one bit, we love all things STEAM). The STEAM Stations are highly requested and sometimes we have kept them out on the shelves for further discoveries.
The Member Resource section on the Experience Early Learning website includes all the STEAM Station signs, and beautiful inspiration photos that the parent or teacher can print and go. I do laminate the materials for later use to go along with different studies. The pictures are so eye catching to the children and they do spark meaningful conversations beyond the lessons at hand. The member resources are available to those who have purchased the monthly preschool curriculum. This resource includes a variety of support materials from monthly themed coloring pages to printing labels with pictures so that you can add literacy to the environment.
We had about 20 STEAM Stations throughout the month Of September. Each weekly STEAM Stations correlate to the weekly theme lessons in the preschool curriculum. Below I share a few of the kids favorites and what I was able to take photos of.
Mirror Reflection STEAM Station was a part of the Body Parts STEAM bundle that went along with week one “All About Me”
Once the children spent some time looking and drawing themselves in the mirror they were ready to make a professional self portrait of themselves. They also learned about Pablo Picasso. All materials, except for the crayons were provided in our curriculum.
Another STEAM Station from the Body Parts bundle was Light Table X-Rays. They really enjoyed this activity that prepared them well to make their own X-Rays.
From start to finish they made skeletons of themselves using the materials from one of our Creative Corner lessons.
Our Block Center got busier too, and I am sure this STEAM Station will appear again.😁
Exploring Color Mixing was filled with much excitement. We used coffee filters to explore the ways the different colors mix together. This STEAM Station was set up during our week all about clothes. I was able to make the display with the photos that were provided with our preschool curriculum. I always love all the photos that come with our materials they add a special touch to our environment.
The schoolagers really enjoyed this STEAM Station challenge to create a strong coat hanger. The younger ones joined in on this to copycat their excitement. This, to say the least was one of their favorite stations of the month. Experience Early Learning does a great job of offering activities with just a few accommodations needed to be made so the fun can be had for all ages.
We love it when we can incorporate practical life skills, sensory fun, and math all in one activity. The Fill the Sock STEAM Station allowed us to do this and it went over well with all the ages. The older children counted beans while the younger ones counted their scoops.
We love all things STEAM here at Studio One, and if your looking for a gentle way to start adding these activities to your classroom, I highly recommend you check out the member resource section at Experience Early Learning. `
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