Building Rockets with Shapes

Welcome to another STEM Saturday! Every week we aim to share something related to science, technology, engineering and/or math. At the end of this post you’ll find more STEM ideas from the co-hosts and a linky where other bloggers can add STEM related activities!

We are continuing the space theme! Last week I shared a FREE printable Moon Math Game to teach counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition to preschoolers. The week before that I shared our Hands-on Solar System for Preschoolers! This week I have another space themed, hands-on learning activity! Building rockets with shapes is a fun way to review shapes and colors with toddlers and preschoolers!

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Building Rockets with Shapes is a fun, hands-on geometry activity for preschoolers! | STEM Saturday at Stir the Wonder

This activity is super simple to set up! I cut out various shapes from craft foam in different colors. You can cut out as many as you need, but I cut out a rectangle, a square, a circle, an oval, a diamond, one isosceles triangle, two right-angled triangles and a trapezoid.

Shape Rocket 1

You will also need a spray bottle filled with water and a large window or flat, smooth surface, such as a bathtub or dry-erase board. Your child will have fun spraying the surface with water and sticking on the foam shapes! This is an open-ended type of activity, so there is no right way to build a rocket with shapes. You’re child can even get creative and make other things!

Shape rocket 3

Caden loves spraying anything with water which is great for fine motor skills! This makes it a fun way to play and learn about shapes and how they fit together! You can also use this time to review color recognition!

shape rockets 4

Check out the STEM Saturday co-hosts top posts in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math!

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