February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day STEM Challenge: Cards in the Clouds

Valentine's Day STEM Challenge: In Cards in the Clouds, students create the tallest towers possible from their Valentine's Day cards or from kindness/compliment cards they create themselves! Comes with modifications for grades 2-8.







Let's face it, most kids immediately trash their Valentine's Day cards once they strip them of candy and stickers. Why not put those cards to good use before they get recycled?  


Maybe you work with older students who don't do a card exchange.  In this case, you can encourage a week of kindnesses and compliments that will become the building blocks of the challenge.  Students will transcribe their not-entirely-random acts of kindness and compliments on index cards and use those to build their towers of love!



Premise:

In Cards in the Clouds, students create the tallest towers possible from their Valentine's Day cards or from kindness/compliment cards they create themselves!


Where Can I Find Out More?

As you may already be aware, I've found creating video walk-throughs of my STEM challenges is the best way to explain the important details: materials, set-up, tips, modifications, extensions, and more! Check out the video below to learn more about Cards in the Clouds:










Are There Other Challenges Like This?


Of course! I have five Valentine's Day STEM Challenges ready to go! You can find an overview of each on this blog post.  Each individual challenge will get its own video walk through and blog post starting with Cupid's Quiver on January 19, 2017 and ending with Cards in the Clouds on February 12 (all but the last will post on Thursdays).


You can find even more STEM challenges in my Mega Bundle, on this blog, and on my YouTube channel!








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