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Are you ready to grab your student's attention at this busy time of year? Then it’s time for some STEM activities that can fit with your holiday themes. This one is all about Christmas cookies! Just mention cookies and you will get your students to listen and then they will love designing this fun Cookie Package.
In this challenge, students will design and build a package to “mail” some cookies. They will have to build a container to hold the cookies and pack them well so there is no breakage. Since it is the Christmas season the package also needs to be decorated as a gift. At the end of the challenge, students will actually drop their packages to see if they have packed the cookies correctly and then they complete a scoring rubric to see how well they have followed the task rules.
You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes cookies, zippered bags, bubble wrap, tissue paper, masking tape, card stock, red and green construction paper, construction paper scraps, and glue sticks.
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This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (1 hour) to complete.
The total page count for this download is 17.
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
"As always, with this resource you provided a comprehensive, user friendly, and truly awesome product! My students were beyond excited to try this challenge. Thank you for creating another slam dunk activity!"
Resource Creator & Teacher
Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)