I love hands-on learning. I think many boys benefit from learning in a very fun and hands-on way.
I can think of two great hands-on learning ideas that I think are wonderful right off the top of my head. LEGO is one and I could write a whole book on how much I love LEGO and how much learning comes out of using it. The other is Rube Goldberg Ideas.
Creating a Rube Goldberg Machine™ has so very much hands-on learning involved in it. It also requires designing, building, critical thinking, engineering, inventing, experimenting and much more.
Taking Rube Goldberg Ideas and incorporating them into your boy’s education (homeschool, after-school or extended) is a wonderful, enriching way to get them learning in a very fun, and sometimes challenging way.
Begin with learning about Rube Goldberg with the books below. Watch some videos and try building some Rube Goldberg Machines™ of your own.
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Rube Goldberg Ideas
Learn all about Rube Goldberg (and yes, there really was a man named Rube Goldberg,) with these Rube Goldberg Books. There is a lot of information about the man, his cartoons, and his wonderful machines.
Play and Learn with Rube Goldberg is a big unit study with all different types of great activities for boys to do.
Rube Goldberg Ideas: Open a Door With a Rube Goldberg Machine. Try these fun ways to do the simple task of opening a door.
Rube Goldberg Ideas: Tasks & Materials to Make Your Own Machine. Awesome materials to use plus a Rube Goldberg task list.
A collection of Rube Goldberg Games that are free to play online.
Rube Goldberg Ideas are plentiful and I really think if you try some of them you will all have a great time building together. Use these ideas as exercises in creativity and get in a bit of STEM learning as well.
Try our big LEGO page as well for more fun learning activities for your boys.
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