We have so much fun with easy engineering projects for kids including building activities. Building with jelly beans is something we haven’t tried until now! Perfect for Easter STEM, our jelly bean structures turned out to be an exciting engineering activity. For a little something different, we added a Peeps challenge (see below)!

 MAKE A JELLY BEAN BUILDING FOR EASTER STEM FOR KIDS!

Easter STEM building with Jelly Beans and Peeps. Explore Easter engineering with jelly beans and toothpicks and takes the Peeps STEM challenge too. We have plenty of Easter science experiments, activities, and STEM challenges including FREE printable Easter STEM cards!

WHAT IS STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math! It may sound fancy and intimidating but STEM is all around us and especially young kids just discovering the world. You can read more about STEM here and check out our best STEM projects!

JELLY BEAN CHALLENGE

This jelly bean project is a super easy STEM activity or challenge! Kids love to build things! It’s always a wonderful activity for improving so many skills both physically and mentally. By using just two simple items, you get a neat Easter STEM activity.

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YOU WILL NEED:

  • Toothpicks
  • Jelly Beans
  • Peeps

MAKE A BEAN BUILDING

JELLY BEAN CHALLENGE: Build the peeps a nest or a shelter!

Set out two bowls, one for the toothpicks and one for your chosen building material (jelly beans). I thought adding peeps would be a fun way to make a STEM challenge! Plus we always do a little taste testing.

For another cool Peeps STEM challenge (because you know you bought a few packs), check out this STEM challenge from my friend Katie!

jelly bean building

Our Easter STEM project building with jelly beans is great for multiple ages to try together. We found jelly beans can be tough to push through, so younger kids might do better with softer gumdrops! They are pretty fun for making simple buildings with too!

SEE ALL OUR STRUCTURE BUILDING SUGGESTIONS HERE

PEEPS CHALLENGE

Building with jelly beans was just part of this Easter themed STEM activity. We added the peeps and I challenged my son to create a structure to protect his peep. We made a couple of birdhouses, a tent, and a nest for our peeps.

YOU COULD ALSO MAKE A CATAPULT AND LAUNCH PEEPS!

jelly bean cube made with toothpicks and jelly beans

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jelly bean house for a peep

Building with jelly beans offers many learning opportunities for kids. Problem-solving, designing, planning, and building all come into play when you start building with jelly beans and toothpicks. You have to create supports, balance weight evenly, and determine the size and shape.

Making a bean building from toothpicks and jelly beans is also a great fine motor activity for kids.

jelly bean houses for peeps

Use up some of that Easter candy with a simple engineering project for kids. Enjoy Easter STEM while building with all those jelly beans and peeps. What will you build this Easter?

MORE PEEPS ACTIVITIES

KIDS WILL LOVE MAKING A JELLY BEAN BUILDING FOR EASTER STEM!

Check out more fun EASTER ACTIVITIES!  Click here or on the picture below.

easter science activities for kids

 

Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges? 

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