The RECYCLED TOWER – A S.T.E.A.M. Project for Home

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This S.T.E.A.M. project has been a huge hit for my family. The goal is to build the highest tower possible using the following formula:

Number of materials (levels) high + Number of inches high = total score

Each recyclable item is a level. Therefore, a coffee container stacked on top of an egg carton would be two levels. It would be easy to stack a bunch of boxes on their sides. Although you would successfully stack a high number of materials, your measurement in inches (or centimeters) would be relatively low. So stacking a few materials right side up would be in your best interest to maximize your measured height.

Remember! It’s not simply the total number of levels stacked. Your final score is determined by the number of materials (levels) high + number of inches high.

All you need are some recyclable materials and some open space for literally hours of fun. First, we each completed the challenge individually, trying to beat each other’s records for height. Next, we made it even more fun by forming teams. The collaboration was awesome!

Check out the video below for further explanation. Click the link below for your copy of the RECYCLED TOWER.

 

Mom and Z Tower

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Star Wars – 30 Day Fitness Challenge

I had a few people ask for an updated Star Wars Fitness challenge. So, back by popular demand, here is the “2020 MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” fitness challenge!

Along with an improved look and a couple of different exercises, the biggest change is that it’s now a 30-day challenge. This means it can be used at any time rather than only during the month of May.

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Click Star Wars 30 Day challenge PDF for a copy of the challenge.


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30 Random Acts of Fun for May

Keeping Kids in Motion is rolling out another 30-Day Challenge for the month of May. Students will have a choice of 30 Random Acts of Fun, which can be completed in any order.

Here are a few notes about the Random Acts of Fun  challenge:

  • Each activity is different, ranging from fitness activities to letter writing, and building.
  • After completing their chosen Random Acts of Fun for the day, kids will color in the squares for each challenge completed.
  • If the kids want to repeat an activity already completed, great! Why not enjoy what you love!
  • Multiple activities may be completed in one day.

It’s my hope that our kids are purposely staying active at least 60 minutes per day. These activities will undoubtedly complement what they are already doing throughout the day.

Similar to the feeling you get from the well-known random acts of kindness, the reward for this challenge is completely intrinsic.

Click Random Acts of Fun for a copy of the challenge.


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