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January 2020


Imagine walking into a classroom that has been transformed into a science lab! This classroom transformation is one way to keep your students engaged in learning and is also a great way to promote STEAM in the classroom! It is important to engage and support students in STEAM activities even at a young age. After all, the games, toys, and activities that children participate in are what mold a child’s interests. This can greatly impact a child and even their future career goals. It’s time to make your students feel like real scientists and explore various STEAM-related activities! Let’s grab our lab coats and safety glasses and get experimenting!

I used the Science Lab VBS Design-a-Room Background as the backdrop for my transformation. Simply tape or staple the backdrop to a wall or bulletin board to give your classroom a science lab vibe. Outline your backdrop with STEM Gears Bulletin Board Borders and add these bright and colorful STEM Robots & Gears Posters to your backdrop. I covered two tables with a Science Party Plastic Tablecloth and added a Science Party Wall Cutout and Color Brick Fringe Table Skirt to the larger table. Decorate your tables with this Science Party Table Decor Kit. I love adding cardboard stand-ups, large cutouts or inflatables to a classroom themed activity. This is a great way to make your students feel like they are truly in a real science lab. The Jumbo Inflatable Science Lab VBS Robot and Giant Robot Cutout definitely add a special touch to the classroom!

Your students will feel like true scientists with these Kid’s Scientist VestsKids’ Construction Costume Glasses, and Kids’ Construction Hats. These high quality costumes can be used year after year with your students, and your students will look great in them too!

These handy classroom STEM Journals are a great tool to help students record their progress when completing any STEM project! The journals help my students think critically and problem solve when conducting any STEM experiment. Each journal features the engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create, improve. I love these journals because they are perfect for all grade levels! Use these Gear Pencil Cases to hold your official scientist Gear Print Pencils and Gear Erasers too!

This hands-on STEM Maze Activity is a fun way for students to practice their problem-solving skills through designing and constructing a maze successfully. I love watching my students work together and communicate with one another to successfully move the wooden ball from one end of the maze to the other. Your students can use one of the pre-printed mats to build one of the pre-made mazes, or they can use the blank side to create their own maze! The possibilities are endless!

The Learning Resources® Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set helps introduce STEM concepts in a fun, hands-on way. Students will love working together to successfully code their robot mouse from to move from one end of the maze to the other. The colorful buttons on the mouse match the coding cards so they can build their sequencing skills and translate that into STEM skills.

Help students strengthen their geometry, fine motor, engineering, building and conceptual learning skills with this Junior Architect Blocks & Plans Set. The double-sided prompt cards provide students with a blueprint of what they must create using the extremely durable plastic blocks. Your students will love working together to build each shape or they can even build a shape of their own!

Challenge your students to make predictions and create their own experiments with this Learning Resources® Primary Science Deluxe Lab Set. Using primary color food dye, my students loved mixing colors to make other colors. This science kit provides students with a variety of fun and hands-on science experiments for your students to complete in the classroom.

If you are looking for hands-on STEAM activities engineered for learning fun then you need to check out these DIY STEAM Transportation Kits. With enough crafts for the entire class, students can decorate and build a car, boat or plane and then test their finished kit. Whether it’s a group, individual or partner project, these kits serve as an engaging way for students to understand how to successfully construct a car, boat or plane, and then make it go. Plus, your students will love decorating their boat, car, or plane to their liking, too! I hope you’ve been inspired to create a science lab worth exploring in your own classroom!


March is always my favorite time of the year! I love reading The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss to my students and decorating my classroom with the whimsical characters found created by Dr. Seuss! March is the time of the year when teachers from all across the country are decorating their classrooms and doors with themes from their favorite books, characters, or authors! This Dr. Seuss vowel bulletin board will get your students excited about reading and learning their vowels, too! Click here to also find out how I created a Dr. Seuss-themed door decoration for my classroom!

I used the Dr. Seuss Giant Cat in the Hat Bulletin Board Set as the focal point of my Dr. Seuss themed bulletin board. This bulletin board is a cute and simple way to help brighten up the classroom and encourages students to learn their vowels!

I started by laying down Fadeless® Weathered Wood Paper Roll for my background. I outlined my bulletin board with Red Chevron Bulletin Board Border and overlapped it with The Cat in the Hat® Bulletin Board Border. I created the phrase, “What is the Vowel?” using Dr. Seuss® Bulletin Board Letters in red/white striped and black. I also sewed together a red and blue paint chip circle garland to add to the top of my bulletin board.

Add vowel buckets to your Dr. Seuss bulletin board by decorating Mini Red & White Striped Popcorn Boxes with Dr. Seuss® Washi Tape and Dr. Seuss® Cat in the Hat® Theme Stickers. I labeled each bin with one of the five vowels using a Dr. Seuss® the Cat in The Hat® Bulletin Board Cutout and letters from Dr. Seuss® Black Bulletin Board Letters & Numbers.

Using a black permanent marker, write CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words on Paint Chip Circles. Your students will then be able to pick out a paint chip circle from a bucket, read the word, and identify the vowel.

Students must then write the word in their Dr. Seuss Color Me Memo Books and place it in the correct vowel bucket on the bulletin board. This hands-on and interactive activity is great for vowel identification and CVC writing practice! Your students will also love learning their vowels while wearing these Dr. Seuss® Hats! So, the next time you’re planning on changing your bulletin board, create an interactive, hands-on bulletin board that your students will learn from and enjoy!


I love reading Dr. Seuss books to my students and decorating my classroom with his whimsical characters! March is the time of the year when teachers from all across the country are decorating their classrooms and doors with themes from their favorite books, characters, or authors! This Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Addition Bulletin Board will get your students excited about solving addition sentences while improving their addition fluency, too.

I used the Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat Jointed Cutouts for inspiration when creating my Dr. Seuss Thing One and Thing Two themed bulletin board. I love how large these cutouts are, and how vibrant the colors are. These cutouts are bold and can be used as the focal point of any Dr. Seuss themed bulletin board.

I started designing my bulletin board with Pacon® Fadeless® Art Aqua Classic Dots Paper Roll as my background. I outlined my bulletin board with Dr. Seuss Wide Bulletin Board Border and I overlapped it with Dr. Seuss Thing 1 & 2 Bulletin Board Border. I created the phrase, “What’s the Sum?” using Black Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Letters overlapped with Dr. Seuss Striped Bulletin Board Letters. I also added a Red Tassel Garland to the top of my bulletin board for some texture and to make the bulletin board pop!

Storage is always a plus when creating an interactive bulletin board. I decorated a DIY Unfinished Wood Planter Box using Red Washi Tape and Dr. Seuss Character Bulletin Board Cutouts. I adhered the cutouts to the unfinished wood planter box using Glue Dots. Lastly, I filled the unfinished wood planter box with Medium Galvanized Metal Pails. These galvanized metal pails make it easy for your students to store and clean-up Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout addition sentences.

Using a black permanent marker, write addition sentences on the back of Thing 1 Bulletin Board Cutouts. I adhered the cutouts to Red and Turquoise Paper Straws using hot glue. Your students will pick out a Thing 1 cutout from the DIY Unfinished Wood Planter Box, read and solve the addition sentence, and identify the sum.

Add Dr. Seuss Paper Dessert Plates to your bulletin board and adhere or staple Mini White Popcorn Boxes on top of each plate. Add a Thing 1 Bulletin Board Cutout onto each Mini White Popcorn Box. I labeled each bin with American Crafts Thickers 3D Black Glitter Number Stickers.

After identifying the sum, students will place their Thing 1 Bulletin Board Cutouts into the corresponding popcorn box. Writing improves memory recall! I had my students use Dr. Seuss Color Me Memo Books to write each addition sentence and record the sum.

Your students will love practicing their addition facts while wearing these Thing One Hair Hats! So, the next time you’re planning on changing your bulletin board, create an interactive, hands-on bulletin board that your students will enjoy! Looking for more Dr. Seuss inspired classroom decor? Check out how to make an Oh The Places You’ll Go Door here