STEM activities are a regular part of our preschool lesson plans. STEM learning not only encourages your children to pursue the arts and sciences but allow your children to engage in more hands-on learning.
But teaching STEM to preschoolers isn’t always easy, and there are so many different STEM tools out there, it can be overwhelming to pick. Which are the best tools for the preschool STEM classroom?
Must-Have Preschool STEM Tools
If you aren’t sure what tools you need for your kids to be able to do STEM activities in your classroom, look no further! This collection of tools and toys for the preschool classroom offers the very best best tools for teaching STEM activities to your little learners.
Read on to view my top picks for toys for the preschool STEM classroom.
Related Reading: What is Preschool STEM?
Preschool STEM stands for: science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn more about it here.
STEM Toys for Preschool STEM Activities
What STEM toys and tools should you add to your preschool classroom? If you don’t have any instruction from your school board, it’s up to you to decide!
Stem teaching tools can make or break your science education lesson plans. Some stem projects and science experiment sin preschool require some specialized tools, but these can be used in multiple ways!
I love using these tools and toys in my preschool STEM classroom.
Inspire engineering with these Magnetic Stick and Stack blocks.
Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar teaches the beginning of coding to preschoolers!
The Primary Science Lab Set will start your little scientists on the right foot. Everything is just the right size for preschool hands.
Light up the dark with the Light-Up Design and Drill Set. Kids must create patterns and then drill the pieces into place to reveal a surprise that lights up in the dark.
Smartmax Start XL pieces are large building pieces that kids can use to build all sorts of geometric shapes. Use it to boost engineering skills and math skills in preschool kids.
Give geometry a new twist with the Geometric Construction Kit. This kit includes building challenge cards that will stretch your preschoolers’ brains and help them think of new ways to get creative!
Use the DUPLO Math Train to strengthen basic math skills in your preschool class. Use it for counting, addition, and subtraction! Little kids love this train.
The Guidecraft Grippies Builders offer a fun twist on classic building activities. The little grippies help preschoolers make all sorts of new creations!
The Code and Go Mouse Activity Set is another fun coding set for preschoolers. My kids always have a blast with this one!
Grow Your Own Butterflies with this butterfly growing kit. Preschoolers will love watching the caterpillars grow into butterflies right before their eyes.
More Science-Based Learning Resources and Activities for Kids
The right educational toys can lift up your preschool lesson plans and make planning stem activities for preschoolers all the more easy. Here are some more real life and real world science activities for preschoolers.
But don’t be fooled. These can be used in any grade level, and they are all free resources.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
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