Did you join us yesterday for Blaze and the Monster Machines Twitter party? We all had a lovely time with UKMumstv and Nick Jr on Twitter #NickJrBlaze. It was very manic as usual and I tweeted about my children’s creations!
Yesterday was the Blaze and the Monster Machines première and it was our first time watching it! My son totally loves it! It is definitely an animated cartoon he will watch again and again! It is about AJ, an 8 year old techie who drives monster-truck Blaze, the top racer in Axle City. Blaze is Axle City’s greatest hero and it’s number one racer! Blaze knows everything about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Each episode introduces different STEM concepts, including buoyancy and trajectory which are the activities that we did together during the party.
After both children completed their maze, we made these two awesome Blaze Monster cars out of chocolate, Jelly Babies and Smarties! Don’t they look cool!
Next, we did a series of STEM related activities. Firstly for science, we have received three different science kits from Great Gizmos. The most interesting project that we did was the lemon clock! My children were amazed at how a lemon can power a clock. I did try to explain to them but they didn’t really understand what I meant! So hopefully when they are a bit older, I can explain it better! We also used potatoes to power it!
We also used the tornado maker but unfortunately the 500ml plastic bottles we used are too small that it didn’t create any water tornado. Finally, we did some digging and found two glow shark’s teeth and both children were so excited to wear it!
The second activity is the technology to help children understand the laws behind buoyancy or why some items sink and why some float. We have provided a plastic tub and a few bits to test it out!
The third activity is engineering where they built their own Blaze Monster car by using the junk materials provided. We didn’t really do a great job there but this is our monster car!
The final activity is maths. We have been provided this AJ’s colours, shapes and numbers activity game board and buttons. This is to use the buttons to encourage children to find the items of different colours and work their way through the problems listed on my sheet.
We had an enjoyable party. Besides catching the new show, we also learnt a lot of things together. Visit Nickjr.co.uk for more fun with Blaze and the Monster Machines activities and games!
Disclosure: We have received the items to do this party.