S.T.E.A.M. STORY CLUB @ THE TINKER YARD (4 to 8 years old)

Fostering creativity and celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through children picture books.

For 4 to 8 years old

Connecting books with hands-on activities can help to enhance children's reading and also inspire them to create and explore.  Children love picture books.  What better way to introduce them to S.T.E.A.M. activities than through a good book? 

At The Tinker Yard, we will select the perfect book that will be a springboard for children to delve into a world where they can tinker, build or just mess around with ideas.  Sessions will include a reading or revisit of the book, free exploration, and guided tinkering.

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view a sample list of books that would be used.

Each unit will start with a reading of the selected literature and thinking cap questions followed by a series of challenges based on the theme.

Sample of selected stories


*Note: This list is a sample of selected stories and by no means exhaustive.

Please note that we are a no-worksheet learning space. Open-ended materials will be provided to encourage children to explore, discover, investigate, problem-solve, innovate, create and invent.

Children will have easy access to a wide selection of open-ended materials and research materials to support learning and work as a team to explore, investigate and come up with solutions for the challenges.

We also advocate outdoor learning.  S.T.E.A.M. activities may take place at parks or green areas in the neighbourhood where learning takes on a different dimension.  Children will explore the same materials through a different lens; learn and investigate the natural world around them.

These are some of our themes:
  • Forts & Tents
  • Buildings
  • The World of Paper
  • Lines & Shapes
  • Tessellations
  • From Trash to Treasures
  • Squish & Sculpt
  • Famous Artists
  • Fairytales

Sessions run on a monthly basis on Saturday each week, up to 4 Saturdays a month.

Studio Pass Members: $100 (4 sessions per month)
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Non-Studio Pass Members: $120 (4 sessions per month)