Our mission at Our Family Code is to make STEAM activities affordable and accessible for ALL children. We decided to put our money where are mouth is and we started the Rock the STEAM Team.
The Rock the STEAM Team will be dedicated to providing free monthly STEAM activities to families in local towns. We decided to kick off our STEAM dream in our own town of Stoughton, Wisconsin.
Stoughton is a small community where access to STEAM activities at an Elementary and Preschool level is limited. Our hope is to engage the community in a conversation that remakes the way we are teaching our kids in order to inspire children to seek careers in STEAM.
We began this initiative with a trial run of 10 STEAM activity kits that quickly grew to 20 activity bags because there was such great interest!
Our goal is to improve access to educational activities especially during this time when we are dealing with COVID-19 and remote learning. The Rock the STEAM TEAM is dedicated to building a community involved in the education of the next generation.
We are hoping to get our STEAM kits into the hands of kids that need it the most, who might not have access to supplies and materials or the means to view our free activities on our site.
Rock the STEAM Team Projects
RTS Project #1: Leaf Rubbing STEAM Kit
The objective is to learn about leaves while exploring how art mediums like chalk and crayons interact with different papers such as construction paper, wax paper, and parchment paper.
Click on RTS Project #1 to visit the post and print the activity instructions!
RTS Project #2: Learn How to Create 3D Art
This 3D art activity is so much fun! I love when art meets technology and this activity includes the best of both worlds. Learn how to draw 3D images and make anaglyph artwork and grab some free 3D art worksheets!
Click on RTS Project #2 to visit the post and print the activity instructions!
RTS Project #3: How to Make Spooky Ghost Sounds
This Spooky Ghost Sounds STEM Halloween Activity is a fantastic way to incorporate a simple physics experiment with some Halloween fun!
Click on RTS Project #3 to visit the post and print the activity instructions!
More STEAM Kits for Kids Coming Soon!
Meet Toni, the Maker Mom behind Our Family Code
Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a software engineer and Maker Mom that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
You can also find out more about me by visiting ToniGardner.com!