**Today’s post was sponsored by General Mills Cereals. All opinions are our own.**
Growing up I remember sitting at my breakfast table with nothing but the back of my cereal box to entertain me –no iPad, no phone, not even TV because my mom was not about that TV-while-eating life.
Obviously I never knew what I was missing and I truly used to love doing those little compare the pictures to figure out what’s different between the two, and the word scrambles, and the corny riddles, and word searches.
General Mills is bringing back those days and even kicking it up a notch with their on-box Rube Goldberg machine blueprints.
To bring a little fun and a lot of S.T.E.M to your breakfast table, General Mills and Rube Goldberg have teamed up to make their cereal boxes all sciency and stuff.
All you need is a few very basic supplies and one of the specially marked cereal boxes.
Bringing Science and Rube Goldberg Machines to Breakfast
Each of these cereal boxes gives you the blueprints to build 1 of the 6 simple Rube Goldberg machines (lever, pulley, wheel & axle, screw, inclined plane and wedge) that are foundational to physics. That means you can eat a whole grain breakfast, spend some quality time with your kids, and do a little basic physics at the same time.
Added bonus: if you and your fam are really digging the cereal box Rube Goldberg S.T.E.M vibe, you could enter to win one of General Mills Cereal’s 20, $20,000 scholarships by entering your invention into their #BreakfastBlueprint competition (more details here: www.RubeCerealMachines.com).
Dude 3 and I had a blast creating our Rube Goldberg lever (aka catapult) with a box of Cookie Crisp. We didn’t even need anything other than scissors, tape, and a pencil to bring it to life.
So we went back and made a screw and a wheel and axel machine too!
Check out our building video to see how easy it is to add a little fun and S.T.E.M to your breakfast routine with these Rube Goldberg machines.