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Bet you don’t know what THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is for designing toys like a pro?
We didn’t either.
Pop over to Wicked Uncle to check out what it is, then you’ll be inspired to help your kids with our STEM printable; putting the advice into practise with your kids.
Our build your own robot printable is not only fun, but its great for learning too.
We LOVE a little bit of STEM activity on KiddyCharts, and we like to follow experts advice too, so let’s inspire some playtime fun for our kids with our new build your own robot STEM printable.
Encouraging STEM activities for kids are critical for a number of reasons:
- Provides them with a safe place to explore and enquire to encourage natural curiosity,
- Gives them a wonderful opportunity for discovery – they can “find out” about how things work in the world around them, and then feel very proud of their achievements,
- Is perfect for teaching basic to more complex problem solving skills; alongside the ability to hypothesise
“If I do THIS, what happens, and why?”
- STEM is ubiquitous and is going to be one of the most important careers and skills to have in the future; lets start early to set up our kids with a love of STEM so they have the choice to pursue a career here if they want to.
Our simple little robot activity helps to get little hands moving with STEM early on in life, to encourage the right ways of thinking for our kids from the start.
How to take part in our STEM build your own robot activity
We have provided a set of robot parts, alongside a square construction board.
The idea is to print out en cut out the parts of the robot bodies, and mix and match putting them together to build your own robot!
Let the kids imagination go wild.
Once they have used the robot parts for inspiration, why not then use the grid to get them to draw their own robot creations, with the grid lines as guides?
This additional activity is a great one to get their imagination going alongside their design skills; something that teaches both problem solving, and creativity together.
To download the design your own robot; just click on the image below.
Which robot parts are YOUR favourite? We are most taken with the little robot wheels on our sheet – what about you?
If you are looking for some more robot based activities, then do check out:
- JDaniel’s4Mom has a great flying robot activity for STEAM which looks perfect for kids to try out,
- Local Fun for Kids has a great little preschool robot craft for the kids,
- The Educators Spin on It has a wonderfully original read and erase set of robot arms, and
- Scholastic has some excelling activities for kids with robots too.
If you would like more STEM activities, then do have a look at some of the ones we have on KiddyCharts too including:
- Layers of the earth fan – which lets you cool down, with the layers of our planet,
- Lifecycle printable for the frog, butterfly and even the pear,
- Habitat sorting for the kids – which is one of our most popular posts on the site, and
- A fantastic Jelly Baby wave experiment you will just love to try at home.
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