Why Kids
Should Participate:

  • Develop problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking skills
  • Have fun while building and designing
  • Learn about the types of projects STEAM professionals work on

Why schools, organizations, and families should participate:

  • Provide a new and exciting way to do STEAM learning
  • Get new STEAM tools and toys and items for your house or classrooms
  • Bring STEAM to your home or classroom in an easy and affordable way

Who can Participate?

  1. Families: Perfect for weekend fun, rainy day activities, and play dates!
  2. Schools: Groups of students can collaborate on STEAM projects!
  3. Organizations: Perfect for after-school programs, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, and more!

How it Works

Step 1:
Choose an age group and challenge

Kids can submit entries in each challenge category

PreK-K (ages 3-6)

Architect: Build a new enclosure for elephants at the Rozzy Zoo!

Product Designer: Design a 3-Dimensional ice cream cone for Rozzy’s ice cream shop.

View PreK-K Challenges

1st-5th Grade (ages 7-11)

Architect:  Build 1-2 attractions for the new Rozzy Theme Park!

Designer: Create a name, logo, and a new food dispenser or container for a pet store.

View 1st-5th Grade Challenges

6th-8th Grade (11-14)

Architect: Redesign a famous building or structure with a twist.

Designer: Create a name, logo, & product with packaging for a candy store.

View 6-8th Grade Challenges

Step 2:
Tinker, Build, and Design!

  • In teams or solo, kids can use only recycled, upcycled, and art supplies typically found in a classroom or home to create their designs.
  • Allow 30-90 minutes for kids to complete their projects!
  • Take photos of the projects and have kids do a short write up on their design process. The photos and write up are their entry submissions. No need to send projects or travel to compete!
  • Check out challenge rules for specific guidelines.

Step 3:
Choose how many entries you want to submit
and submit by November 22nd at 11pm EST

One Entry/Project – $15

Perfect for individual kids or multiple kids in a family completing one project.

Up to 5 entries/projects – $40

Perfect for classrooms, troops, or small organizations.

Up to 20 entries/projects = $110

Perfect for schools and organizations who want to have many kids participate.

If you have any questions or would like to use a check rather than a credit card (schools/orgs only), contact Allison Bischoff at allison@rozzylearningcompany.com or 314-272-2560.

Click here to participate!

Step 4:
Have projects reviewed by STEAM experts and win prizes

Click on the logos below to learn more about our sponsors!

Preschool prizes

Elementary prizes

Middle School prizes

$50 gift card to
Little Loving Hands:

Providing fun and educational ways to teach children about empathy and being kind

MudWatt Classic Kits from
Magical Microbes:

Generate renewable energy from soil in your backyard with this unique STEM experience

Bloxel sets
from Pixel Press:

Our vision of play can’t be contained in a box

$50 gift cards to
Princess Awesome:

Clothes that rule – like she does

$50 gift card to
Clever Belle:

Clever Belle t-shirts are for adventurous girls who want to show the world who they are and who they want to become

Classroom subscription from
STEMhero:

Empower authentic STEM inquiry and engagement with utility data students collect

Basket of STEAM tools and toys from Rozzy Learning:
Tinker, build, and explore with STEAM tools

3-Month Subscription from Bitsbox:
Teach your kids to love coding

Chemistry Games from
Genius Games:
Creating high-quality, fun table top games to engage kids in STEM learning

One KidArtLit Kit Delivered to your Door
KidArtLit is Storytime + Art Kits= Delivered

Makey Makey Invention Kit for Beginners
Makey Makey focuses on encouraging creative confidence and invention literacy in everyone

MudWatt Classic Kits from
Magical Microbes:

Generate renewable energy from soil in your backyard, with this unique and memorable STEM experience

 

Meet the Panel of Judges

Dan, Toy Inventor

Dan Lauer is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who’s founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc., best known for the Waterbabies line of products, which has enjoyed 26 years of continuous distribution and 23 million units sold. He is also the executive director of University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) Accelerate, which fosters entrepreneurship and innovative thinking in and outside the classroom.

 

Martin Padilla, Architect

As a Project Architect / Designer, Martin has played many roles and has worked on many types of project, ranging from marketing development to full-scale project management. His passion lies in Higher Education and teaching the next generation of architects and designers. He believes that design opportunities exist in everything we see and it is our challenge as architects to provide a product or environment that makes a lasting impact.

 

Natalie McGuire, Designer & Digital Strategist

Natalie McGuire has been a Web Designer & Digital Strategist since 2004, taking a design-meets-strategy fueled approach to her work, learning early on in her career that she is only as successful as the results she’s gotten for her clients. She’s worked with hundreds of businesses like Fresh Cup Magazine, Daimler, Hyundai, and Kia, and in 2013 she struck out on her own opening her own business. Since then, she’s worked with the likes of PBS and has even been featured in several podcasts and conferences.

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