Preschool Desert Theme Cubed Pyramid STEAM Station

Don’t forget to add this quick & easy Cubed Pyramid STEAM Station to your next preschool desert theme. Your little kids will definitely love building their own pyramids just like the ones in Egypt.  

desert pyramid building activity with text: Building Pyramids Investigation Station for Preschoolers

We had an awesome week in our little homeschool! We started a new preschool theme! This month, it’s all things Desert Discovery for the little guy and I. And of course baby girl is tagging along too! 

child sitting at table ready for desert pyramid STEAM activity
We’re learning about the Sahara Desert and everything that goes along with it. We’ve talked about camels, scorpions, lizards, and snakes. And today, it’s all about The Great Pyramid. 

There are over 130 pyramids in Egypt. Many were built as tombs for pharaohs and their families. A pyramid’s shape has a square base with triangular sides that come together at the top. 

Lots of fun facts in this lesson about desert pyramids! 

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

Preschool Desert Theme Cubed Pyramid STEAM Station

Set Up

  • Pour sand in the bottom of a box lid or tray.
  • Set out sugar cubes for children to construct different pyramid designs.

Big Questions

  • What shape is a pyramid? 
  • What might be inside a pyramid? 
  • What happens when you stack the sugar cubes? 

It’s always fun putting together activities for the little guy when you’ve got basically nada that’s on the materials list. You know what that means, dont you? Improvising. Yep! And lots of it! 

preschooler stacking wooden blocks to make desert pyramid
So for today at least, this turquoise sand is the desert and these wooden cubes are made of sugar. It’s all good. Lol… #momfail

preschooler's pyramid made from wooden cubes
You know, it’s actually kinda hilarious because a few months ago we both really wanted to do this one activity in the Teacher Guide and of course that meant buying Epsom salt.

Well, I remembered the Epsom salt, but we forgot about doing the activity. I should probably add that one to my to-do list. 

preschooler using wooden blocks to build pyramid
Either way, the little guy can totally tell what and where The Great Pyramid is and of course build one of his own. Win some, lose some. 

He never ceases to amaze me. And actually, while we’re on the subject, he remembers our It’s A Small World theme and that we talked about the Great Pyramid then too when we learned about the wonders of the world.

Oh, and we did a fun Pyramids in the Sand STEAM Station. How about that for coming full circle?  

preschooler stacking wooden cubes to make pyramid
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Desert Discovery theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

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desert pyramid building activity with text: Cubed Pyramid Preschool Desert STEAM Station

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