Play

Child-led inquiry and spotting STEM in the everyday isn’t always easy in our busy everyday lives so we have created these resources for inspiration. We want to give you support and guidance in a virtual co-constructed learning environment.

one shape fitting into another shape

Tiling and tessellations

Maurits Cornelis (MC) Escher was an amazing Dutch graphic artist and mathematician who created some magical, mathematical artworks. We encourage you to research him a little more if you and your children are interested!…

woman blowing bubbles with straw into blue liquid

What shape is a bubble

When people think of mathematics they tend to think of numbers and numeracy but actually there are some wonderful mathematics activities for children that doesn’t involve ‘doing sums’. Spotting patterns is an important part of mathematical  abstraction and the following activities are fun, and a wonderful artistic introduction to patterns…

Child blowing bubble mix through chux cloth to make a snake

Making a bubble snake

Bubbles are a serious business. Different recipes for bubble mix can be a closely guarded secret.  And bubbles contain so many STEM opportunities that you probably don’t even realise.  This little gem is a maths activity, creating bubble mix is also a good introduction to chemistry.

magnet with nuts , bolts and washers stuck to it

Magnetism

You know we love talking about magnets. But it’s quite the polarising topic… If you are attracted by magnets, we encourage you to dive right in and explore what they can do with the children while introducing some new STEM vocabulary…

Children holding DIY Wayfinder sticks

Exploring nature with children

Are you looking for new ways to experience nature with children? It is amazing what you can find along the way and how you can train your observation and orientation skills by creating wayfinding sticks…

Shape spotting

Coming from the word tri, meaning ‘three’ – think tricycle, triplets, triceratops (three horns) – and the word angle, its name describes exactly what it is. This beautiful shape can be spotted everywhere. It’s a game I like to play with my children…

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