STEAM Activities for the Youngest Learners

Free STEAM Activities for Children 1 to 4
Posted on 05/15/2024
preschooler working on a STEAM activity

You're invited to join us every third Tuesday of the month at the Downtown Nashville Public Library for our free, fun STEAM activity sessions!   STEAM for preschooler graphic

Designed with young learners in mind, these sessions, tailored for children ages 1 to 4, offer a look into magnet school themes like Design Technology or Engineering, all intertwined with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math,or STEAM. As parents, you’ll get a special sneak peek of what hands-on STEAM learning looks like in our classrooms.  

What the Events Look Like 

  • When Tom Joy Digital Literacy & Leadership Magnet Elementary hosted its session, the team led the toddlers through a basic coding activity using sequencing. Yep: Toddlers. Coding! Families played with the BeeBot coding robots—experiencing a glimpse of the innovative curriculum awaiting them at Tom Joy. 
  • Another session led families through a retelling of “The TRUE Story of the Three Little Pigs” followed by an engineering challenge to build a structure that “the big bad wolf” (a powerful hairdryer) couldn’t blow down. With books sourced from the library, parents see how everyday materials can spark creativity and mirror the imaginative curriculum found in our elementary schools. 
“We have loved hearing from families, understanding their questions, and providing the support they need to prepare their young ones for the educational adventure ahead,” Magnet Schools Assistance Program Curriculum Coordinator Dr. Wideline Jean-Paul said, “And there’s nothing better than seeing the spark in a child’s eyes when they’re learning through hands-on activities.” 

Activities Begin May 21 at NPL Downtown

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join our upcoming STEAM fun with MNPS activities from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the children's section of the downtown Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street on:  

  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 9  

Explore Elementary STEAM Magnet Schools

Metro Schools STEAM Magnet Elementary Schools are united by purpose, passion and innovation. Learn more about the schools, their themes and how to apply.


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