Today I decided would be a good day to do a STEAM challenge. We do these often in the classroom, and the kiddos love the challenge. Today’s challenge only needs three items: a sheet of paper, a pair of scissors and a way to stick paper together (glue, stapler, tape).
Each person needs one sheet of paper the same size. Show your child how to create a paper chain. Then each person needs to cut their paper into strips and turn the strips into chains.
When all the paper is gone. Compare the lengths of everyone’s chains. The person with the longest chain wins.
This project works on a few skills. Fine motor skills of cutting straight lines, turning the paper to make the chain and gluing. Strategy/problem solving… how do I go about making the longest chain? Predicting. Measuring. Comparing lengths and so much more!