Help! The Gingerbread Man needs to cross the river, but if he swims he will fall apart and if he rides on the fox he will get eaten! Can you help him cross the river??
Have students design and build a bridge or boat to help the Gingerbread Man cross the river safely! Use this as two separate STEM challenges or allow students to choose which one they would like to design and build.
Students design their blueprint, list the materials they will use, and then test their design out! We tested our boats in a big tub of water and the bridge over a construction paper river. We also used real gingerbread cookies and ate them after! Yum yum!