Learn all about the postal service and give back to your school staff with this STEM Valentine's Day Challenge! This is a ready to use STEM Challenge featuring the story A Crankenstein Valentine. This is a fun STEM activity for Valentine's Day. After reading the story, students are asked to create a Valentine for a teacher or staff member at school. Then they have to engineer a mailbag to deliver that special Valentine with!!! This lesson gives you information about the book, links to videos for the book, and then video links for kiddos to learn more about how the mail system works. Then it gives you the challenge, suggested materials, and guides you through the process of getting kids ready to complete the challenge. This one is set-up to be used with Kindergarten or 1st grade, or even 2nd grade. I use the book as the hook and then turn the problem into our STEM challenge. I have my students for 45 minutes at a time. Please feel free to share any feedback. I have more resources if you feel this one was helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my resources!
This resources includes the following:
*Links to the story A Crankenstein Valentine (for hooking your students)
*Links to video on how the mail is processed and delivered.
*Planning Sheet for printing
I create these resources to be used in my own classroom! I teach from this very same file! It is a good visual for students and if you were to be observed by administration. It helps to guide you with the lesson and gives the students a visual of what is expected. I work super hard on these lessons because I want my students to be engaged, have fun, and enjoy learning while they are in my classroom! I try to create real-world lessons where students have to engineer and design the solution.
It also gives them something to take home to hopefully explain the "process" of what they learned to adults at home! Please feel free to ask my questions and leave helpful feedback!! Thank you so much!!!