This is the Kids Invent Stuff Inventors Club, a virtual program designed to spark creativity and passion for STEM. It’s entirely FREE and we will be releasing five family-focused STEM-based activities on a weekly basis throughout the summer; delving into the world of inventing through fun, simple and hands-on practical activities.
Primary age children can complete these activities with adult support, and for older participants they can take on the challenges independently, fostering problem-solving skills and independence. The sessions are designed to take approximately one hour to complete, making it easy to fit into your busy summer schedule and for Week 6 will be having a Live Celebration Event.
Ruth & Shawn
Week 6 – LIVE Celebration
For the final week of our Inventors Club we went live to celebrate everyone’s inventing efforts over the previous 5 weeks. We took a look at some of the awesome things people have created, did our own mini-make and answered lots of people’s questions in a live Q&A!
Week 5 – Failure & Resilience
It’s Week 5 and this time we’re diving into ways we can work with failure instead of fighting against it when things going wrong! Often some of our best ideas come from things not working and then us learning from that process. Join us by following the video below, learning all about Chain Reaction Machines and having a go at creating your own Rube Goldberg Machine from objects around your home!
We’d love to see the Chain Reaction Machines you create! You can send us photos to email@example.com or tag us on Social Media using #KISInventorsClub. We’ll be featuring and celebrating some of the ideas you send as part of our Week 6 Live Celebration Event next week!
Week 4 – Prototyping for the Planet
It’s week number 4 of our Inventors Club and this time we’re looking at ways to Prototype for the Planet. Follow along with the video below and download our handy guide here to take part and create your own DIY plant waterer and cardboard creations:
We’d love to see any cardboard prototypes you bring to life. You can send us photos or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Social Media using #KISInventorsClub
Week 3 – Ideas
It’s Week 3 of our Inventors Club and this week we’re focussing on fun and creative ways that we can all use to experiment and come up with new invention ideas. We’ve created some fun ideas generation prompt cards that you can print off here, and we challenge you to invent completely new sports that nobody has ever played before! Follow along with the video below to take part:
We’d love to see and hear about any freestyle games you play. You can send us photos or videos to email@example.com or tag us on Social Media using #KISInventorsClub
Week 2 – Movement
In this instalment of the Inventors Club we’re shifting gear from last week, where we tried to stop things moving, to look at ways we can make inventions move and travel around. And along the way we challenge you to create some simple mini vehicles! Download this episode’s handy guide here for all the things you’ll need for this week’s activities & then follow along with the video below:
We’d love to see your boats and paper planes! You can send us photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Social Media using #KISInventorsClub
Week 1 – Structures
To kick things off in our first installment of the Inventors Club we look at the principle of structures and we challenge you to get messy and try your hand at building your own chocolate tower! Download our handy guide here for all the things you’ll need for this week’s activities & then follow along with the video below to take part:
We’d love to see your chocolate towers! You can send us photos to email@example.com or tag us on Social Media using #KISInventorsClub
The Inventors Club was funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851: