Valentine's Day STEM Challenge Love Monster

Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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  • Google Apps™
  • Microsoft OneDrive
PDF, Google Slides Presentation, Seesaw Activity
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This Valentine's Day, challenge your students to create their own chocolate box design. This is a perfect STEM Challenge for February. Include literacy by reading Love Monster and the Last Chocolate. This challenge is printable and digital, with Google Slide & Seesaw activities.

★ Begin your lesson by reading Love Monster and the Last Chocolate, by Rachel Bright as a whole group. Introduce your class to the building challenge. Students will be challenged to create their own chocolate box. Review the Engineering Design Process so students can plan, build and improve their designs! Includes writing and response pages.

Use any building materials you have laying around your classroom. To test designs, you can use unit cubes at chocolates!


  • Google Slides Presentation / works with Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Use to give challenges to students digitally or model on your board
      • Task cards
      • Different kinds of leaf machines - real-life photos
      • Timer
      • Various response sheets - ready to type on

  • Seesaw Activity
    • Ready to use & add to your library
    • Ready for students to type or record voice responses
    • Moveable pieces
    • Audio instructions

  • Task card printables - in small and large size
  • Activity response sheets are printable -
    • 1 page easy to copy
    • 5 versions depending on your students' level
    • Includes the design process

  • Design Process Poster
  • Student stickers - One click print on Avery labels
  • Student certificates of competition - celebrate success!
  • Teacher directions


  • This activity can be modified and used for K-5.
  • It is LOW PREP for any maker space or STEAM class with one-sided response sheets.
  • These activities are hands-on and promote creativity.
  • Students will and should create different final products.

Have fun building! - Dena

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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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