In Mole and the Baby Bird, Mole builds a cage for the Baby Bird to live in. He wants the baby bird to be safe. Protect Your Peep! is a STEM activity that is perfect for little people (and adults, too) who are new to the STEM process. Here’s how we did it:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Pencil & Paper
- Per the STEM process (Ask-Imagine-Plan-Create-Improve), begin by asking how we could build a home (or protection) for a peep using only Marshmallows and toothpicks.
- Provide pencil and paper for the imagine and plan steps.
- After the plans have been created, pass out the materials. It’s time to create!
- After the peep-home is finished, take the time to discuss what different students created and how they could be improved based on discoveries they made during their creation phase or by looking at what others created.
Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.