Make you own Halloween tinker kit or tray this fall. There are so many ways to pair a fun seasonal holiday with everyday learning! Our Halloween tinker kit is a great way to encourage STEM at home or school but with a unique twist just for the holiday. My son loves themes and we have been putting together tinker kits for each of the holidays. Put one together to go along with our 31 Days of Halloween Countdown!
Add a holiday themed Halloween tinker kit to your crafting table.
WHAT IS A TINKER KIT?
A tinker tray is also like a little inventors or engineers tray, a creators tray, or a makers tray. A tinker tray is filled with a variety materials to design and make whatever your imagination dreams up. Build a contraption. Design a gadget. Make your very own invention. A tinker tray is much more than just a craft activity. Furthermore, tinkering allows kids to develop so many great skills including observing, problem solving, and critical thinking.
In addition, a tinker kit or tray is great for incorporating STEM into the season. STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math is so important for our kids to embrace. Read What Is STEM? to learn more!
Pieces of a tinker tray can also be used for fun science experiments too! Check out all our neat Halloween science ideas for your Halloween learning and play time. We will be using our tray during our 31 Days of Halloween Countdown as well as for free time.
WHAT IS ON OUR TINKER KIT?
A great place to start is to read these great posts!
To give it a holiday theme we usually go with the particular holiday’s colors. For our Halloween tinker kit, I chose orange, black, purple, and green. So I add the following items in these colors:
GLOW STICKS or TEA LIGHTS
LOOM BANDS OR RUBBER BANDS
I chose to use a black cauldron to hold the supplies and we will be doing a couple fun activities with it too! Wait and see. Also I added some of that fake spider web material! There are endless possibilities and it’s fun to hunt around the house to find materials to use. I always like to keep paper, colored pencils, scissors, and regular tape available.
HOW WILL WE USE OUR TINKER KIT?
I can’t wait to see what cool things we do with our Halloween tinker kit. Most of all, I am looking forward to my son using it for independent exploration so whatever he comes up with will be awesome. I like to leave the kit out for the duration of the holiday season on our craft table. Since, he can work safely with all the materials as well as scissors, he always has a go to activity.
Because it’s holiday themed, it’s only available for a short amount of time, it becomes an exciting activity to return too! Therefore, we have many holiday ones including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patricks Day, and Easter! Most likely we will be adding more to our idea collection.
MAKE A HALLOWEEN TINKER KIT TODAY!
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