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Nuts and Bolts Toddler Engineering Activity

Gather nuts and bolts for the youngest of engineers to tinker with at home!

Gather nuts and bolts for the youngest of engineers to tinker with at home!

Our subscribers with kids ages 5-10 received our newest Discovery Box this month with the theme of Engineering. This fun nuts and bolts activity is a great way to get younger siblings in on the action! If you haven’t heard the great news, we’ve expanded our box subscriptions to include boxes for kids ages 2-4. These Junior Discovery Boxes are perfect for younger scientists in-the-making and feature age appropriate S.T.E.A.M. projects.

Nuts and Bolts Engineering for Toddlers

toddler engineering activity

This activity is about as simple as it gets for set up. Go through your tool box, mason jars and junk drawer to gather as many nuts and bolts as you can find and put them in a bowl. Make sure there are matching sizes, so kids can fit them together like puzzles. You can also include keys and locks in your nuts and bolts play.

toddler engineering activity

Keep the nuts and bolts in a bowl or dump them on a table and let your child tinker away!

toddler engineering activity

 

Try Our Detective Science Discovery Box!

Your mini sleuths will love this detective science box, which contains SIX award-winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits. Pint-sized detectives will develop problem-solving and observation skills using the same equipment and techniques as real detectives! Projects include a secret message kit, 2 different fingerprint analysis kits, chromatology kit, detective badge kit, and field notebook.

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