Engineering Challenges Inspired by Children’s Books

The second theme of the Storybook Science series is all about engineering. A variety of bloggers shared engineering challenges inspired by children’s books. Check out their awesome ideas below. Amazon affiliate links are included in this post. Click on the picture of the book.

Try these awesome engineering challenges inspired by children's books.

Engineering Challenges Inspired by Children’s Books


Try this tower building Rapunzel Engineering Challenge from Line Upon Line Learning.

Read The Itsy Bitsy Spider and then introduce a Water Play STEM Activity to your kids. Thriving STEM shares the details.

Explore the Science of Flight with this different ideas from Mama Smiles. Pair the activities with  The Story of Flight to learn about the pioneers of flight.

Rosie Revere Engineer is a wonderful inspiration for engineering project. Make this Paper Plate Hovercraft from Life Over C’s after reading the book.

Can you build a submarine like in Papa’s Mechanical Fish? Try the Submarine Science Experiments from Teach Beside Me to go along with the book.

Challenge your kids to move a lion while learning about simple machines. Kitchen Counter Chronicles’s Simple Machine Activities for Kids – 3 Ways to Move a Lion was inspired by How Do You Lift a Lion?

Can you build a log pile house for a snake? This Log Pile House Building Challenge was inspired by The Gruffalo.

Read Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Because the dinosaurs set a trap for Goldilocks, be inspired to build a trap for dinosaurs instead.

Build the Eiffel Tower with LEGO or blocks. Read Madeline and then undertake this engineering challenge.

Do you have any engineering challenges that go along with a book? Tell us about it in the comments!

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