Invite your preschooler to engage in this fun STEM Cup Stacking Challenge!
Pair with the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk, after reading encourage your preschooler to design a building plan and then build a beanstalk for Jack to climb up to the castle!
This 11-page .pdf includes the following printables:
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Make a Plan
Support your preschooler in developing planning skills.
This included Design Planning sheet encourages children to think about how they
Start constructing the beanstalk! Along the way refer back to the plan. Educators can use this opportunity to provide scaffolding and ask questions to promote thinking.
Vocabulary & Scaffolding
This pack includes vocabulary photo cards to encourage educators and children to use a variety of vocabulary, some of which may be new for the children.
Question cards are also included for suggestions on what you can ask preschoolers to encourage problem-solving and thinking skills.
As children are building they may realize they need to make changes. In this example he realized the tower should be taller for Jack to reach the castle.
**Teacher Tip: As an added challenge once Jack has reached the top, move the castle to another location and challenge children to extend their building to reach it.
Have plenty of extra cups on-hand for children that are inspired to keep building!
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