Winter STEM Activity #1 - Make A Wheel Of The Year

Get The Kids To Do This Cool Winter Indoors STEM Activity!

Get The Kids To Do This Cool Winter Indoors STEM Activity!

Wintertime is here and are you thinking: what other activities the kids can do besides ice skating and building snow men? Look no further as there’s a ton of STEM winter activities perfect for the kids.

This week, we are featuring this fun STEM activity – Making a Wheel Of The Year! This STEM activity encourages learning in a fun and interactive way, as it’s an arts & crafts activity that gets the kids excited about the four seasons. The best part is that you can do this STEM activity indoors, while the kids stay warm on a cold winter’s day!

Make a Wheel of the Year

What You’ll Need

  • Paper plates that are thick for fast spinning ability
  • Construction paper in four different colours that will represent the four seasons.
  • Coloured crafting sticks
  • Coloured thumbtacks
  • Clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie markers
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Stickers with month names and four seasons

How to Make a Wheel of The Year

Get the kids to pick which colours they want to represent each season and let them put their chosen coloured crafting sticks and construction paper aside for later.

Step 1

Take 1 paper plate and trim the edge off.

Step 2

Take the 4 sheets of construction paper and tape them on the paper plate you cut the edge off of.

Step 3

With a ruler, measure the centre of the plate over your construction paper, then trace around the plate to make a round circle on the construction paper.

Step 4

Cut out the ciricle from the 4 sheets of construction paper.

Step 5

Glue the cut out construction paper circle on the trimmed paper plate.

Step 6

Start working on the plate upside down. The kids can get creative and start sticking their photos and stickers on each construction paper sheet that represents Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Step 7

While the plate is drying, write down each season on a coloured crafting stick.

Step 8

Place the colourful plate on top of an upside-down full plate and fasten them together with a thumbtack in the centre of both plates.

Step 9

Glue your crafting sticks with each season onto the paper plate.

Step 10

For the final touch, attach a clothespin to the plate for holding. The best part is now the kids can spin the wheel!

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