Read Across America Activities 8 STEM Challenges

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Great resource to use as a STE(A)M center in the library when students are unable to check-out or finished early. Thank you
Oh my gosh!!! We loved this!! The kids keep asking if we can do it again. I loved watching their minds "explode with possibilities" while doing these activities.
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Looking for a fun way to celebrate Read Across America? This 60 page resource has 8 themed hands-on activities. My students LOVE these activities each year. Use these as stations or try one each day!

Fun themes for Read Across America or Dr. Seuss' Birthday or all year long!

What's Included in this SILLY STEM Bundle?

8 Silly Themed STEM Challenges create for Read Across America Week!

Silly STEM Challenge 1: Use pattern blocks to create fish

Silly STEM Challenge 2: Create a hat with cups

Silly STEM Challenge 3: Create silly things with your materials

Silly STEM Challenge 4: Balance a cup, ball and book

Silly STEM Challenge 5: Build a tree and balance pom poms on it

Silly STEM Challenge 6: Use blocks to build a place you hope to visit

Silly STEM Challenge 7: How many rhyming words can you create?

Silly STEM Challenge 8: Use math to build a photo with Lego bricks

These activities incorporate math skills, patterns, rhyming words, building, problem-solving, teamwork. These can be great for stations, whole class, print or digital

Save $20 with this bundle & receive all 8 STEM activities! This bundle is valued at $30.


  • Assign as stations and let students rotate or provide each activity per day/week
  • Assign digital versions to save paper
  • I teach 360 students each week in grades K through 4th, so I created these activities to be able to easily set up, use reusable materials, and need low copying!
  • I adjust response sheets and challenges to meet each grade level. I need something quick and easy for me, yet engaging and challenging for my students! I hope your students enjoy these as much as mine do! :)


  • Digital Version - Google Slides Presentation / works with Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Save paper or show slides on a Smart Board
    • Share with students using Google Classroom
    • Includes task cards, response sheets, timer
    • Movable pieces on some activities
    • Ready to type on
    • Students can type about what they created

  • SEESAW version
    • Ready to use & add to your library
    • Modified versions for K-2
    • Ready for students to type or record voice responses
    • Moveable pieces on some activities
  • 5 Variations of a Student Recording Sheet to differentiate between ages
  • Ready to Print:
    • Design Process Poster
    • 16 Landmark photo task cards
    • Pattern sheet
    • Building sheets
  • Printable Student Certificates in color & b&w to celebrate students' success & wrap up a fun week!
  • Ready to Print Stickers - just print on Avery labels. You can give these out as students complete different challenges.
  • Photos of student-made creations to guide you. You can also show these examples to your students, although every child will create something different and unique, which is okay and encouraged!!
  • Detailed Teacher directions & Tips

Basic materials needed: Building bricks, pattern blocks, cups, index cards, blocks, pom poms, cardboard rolls, letters.

Looking for Read Across America Door/Bulletin Board decor? Click here for my DIY kit! Inspired with STEM.

Differentiate: These challenges can be modified and used from Pre-K through elementary. I use them in my classes from K-4! These activities are hands-on and promote creativity. Students will and should create different final products.

Have fun! Let your students be creative during Read Across America Week or any time of the year!! I would love for you to tag me in photos!


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Digital & Printable - 60 pg PDF + 35 pg Google Slides Digital. Seesaw, Google, Microsoft
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.


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