Ya’ll, this is the EASIEST craft EVER!
And your Lil’s will think it is AH-MAZE-ING!!!
We are in full STEM mode as this activity incorporates engineering, science, and math!
Grab a FREE copy of the Ski Jumping Template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Measurement

  • Use nonstandard units to measure items (hand lengths, string lengths, etc.)

Science

  • Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings
  • Make predictions and perform experiments
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Measurement

  • Use nonstandard units to measure items (hand lengths, string lengths, etc.)

Science

  • Pose “what,” “why” and “how” questions about their surroundings
  • Make predictions, perform experiments, and discuss results
  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities
  • Understand that you can create new things to solve problems

Required Materials

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Ski Jumper Template

*Markers

*Coffee Stirrer

*Straw

*Glue

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and color the Ski Jumping Template.

We put two jumpers on one page in case you have two Lil’s, however we only need one jumper for the project.

Step #2
Cut out the Sk Jumping Template.
Step #3

Wrap the flap of the jumper around the coffee stirrer and glue it closed.

Step #4
Stick the coffee stirrer in the straw.
Step #5
Blow through the opposite end of the straw and watch the ski jumper fly through the air as if he is getting tons of air on his last jump.

Teacher Tip

Make this a measurement activity by measuring how far your jumper went. Count your steps to see how far it went. Then try again and see if you can get it to go a second time.

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