Gingerbread STEM Activity

Gingerbread STEM Activity



  • Plastic tub
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pipe fitters
  • Straws
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Yarn
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons & pencils
  • Cardboard
  • Water in bin
  • REAL Gingerbread Cookies
  • Bridge

  • Same materials for boat
  • Make a river with construction paper
  • 2 cups to hold the bridge




  1. Lay out all the materials on the table
  2. Allow students to walk around and look at all the materials to plan how to build their boat or bridge
  3. Allow students to choose if they would like to build the bridge or boat
  4. Students will make a blue print of their design and list the materials they will use
  5. After the students make and test their designs, they will answer the question at the bottom of the sheet



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Grade Range: PreK – 3 

Time: 30 Minutes



Synopsis: Students will be asked to create a bridge or a boat to help the gingerbread cross to safety.