This post is sponsored by Galileo Camps but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We only have a couple months left of school, and I can’t wait for summer fun- getting outdoors, planning play dates, picnics at the park, and fun activities with my little ones. With a little one about to go into Kindergarten in the fall, I want to keep her mind active while she’s out for summer break.
One way to keep her interested and let her imagination come out is to have friends over to our house! It’s amazing to see kids play together and build creations with just about anything they find. The imagination of a child comes alive when you give them the right tools!
We were given the Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook which emphasizes STEAM activities to get your child’s imagination moving! Your child will create projects that fly, zoom, catch, race and blast off!
The book is written by Lance Akiyama (from Rubber Band Engineer, Duct Tape Engineer, and Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer) and produced with cooperation from Galileo Learning (where Lance proudly works as a curriculum developer.)
The kids had fun making a couple of the projects from the book. We followed the recommendations of which projects they could do based on their age!
They learned about magnetic poles with the “Magnetic Scene” page, and how to build a safe reentry capsule to keep a plastic egg astronaut safe on his space journey!
Fun projects like these are all about what Galileo Camps are all about! Their summer camp programs develop innovators who envision and create a better world! By teaching campers a framework called the Galileo Innovation Approach or the GIA- campers learn the steps needed to bring their ideas to life.
Camps like Galileo are perfect for kids who want to learn, be involved, and interact in a fun and challenging environment! Since 2002, Galileo has been shaping a new generation of innovators by teaching kids to explore, make mistakes (and learn from them!), and create without fear.
If you have a young child and they are involved in STEM or STEAM -based learning, you’ll want to check out Galileo Camps for them! Each year they design our themes and majors to excite, inspire and delight campers of all ages.