Wheel STEAM for Kids

This Wheel STEAM for Kids is perfect for practicing problem-solving and fine motor skills. Add this quick and easy activity to your next preschool world travel, exploring, or transportation theme! 

collage of wheel STEAM images with text: Wheel STEAM Investigation Activity for KidsWe’re seriously loving our Around the World preschool theme this month! Today it’s all about Travel Tools, which meant the perfect opportunity to learn about wheels with this Wheel STEAM for Kids

preschooler adding colorful tape to paper plate
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preschooler attaching straw to paper plate using colorful tape
Keep reading for even more fun ideas to teach your preschoolers and kindergartners all about our wonderful world! 

Around the World Crafts & Activities

preschooler attaching straw to paper plate using colorful tape
Every new theme is an adventure that includes lots of engaging and hands-on learning activities. Check out these favorites from our last Around the World preschool theme! 

  • Dripping Waterfall Process Art: In this lesson, we learned that Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world with a fun invitation to create activity. 
  • Pyramids in the Sand STEAM Station: For this activity, it’s off to Egypt to explore pyramids in the sand with this fun investigation station.
  • Swirl World Process Art: Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills with this invitation to create activity. It’s perfect for your next around the world or Earth Day preschool theme. 


preschooler making a wheel with paper plate, straws, and colorful tape
Wheel STEAM for Kids

Supplies

  • Paper Plates
  • Sticks or straws
  • Scissors

Big Question

  • How can you make a wheel?

Teacher Tips

  • Invite children to create rolling wheels by poking a hole in two paper plates then inserting a stick or straw horizontally through the holes.
  • What other ways can they create a wheel? 

I love having these awesome STEAM activities! Not only do they work perfectly with our daily topics, but they’re great for a wide range of ages too. 

straws attached to paper plate with colorful tape
Baby girl enjoyed attaching straws to paper plates using colorful tape while the little guy went all out and made wheels using two paper plates and a straw.  

It really is amazing just how versatile the crafts and activities are that come with each of our preschool curriculum kits. 

preschooler making wheel using paper plate, straws, and colorful tape
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our exploring the world theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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collage of wheel STEAM images with text: Wheel STEAM Engineering Investigation Station

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