"Can anyone recommend some ways for me to incorporate making/engineering into our at-home time? Engineering curriculum for young kids? Resources?"
Here was my response:
The NoCo Mini-Maker Faire in Loveland is Oct. 4-5, there'll be hands on activities there for the kids, plus lots of local folks with ideas and resources.
If you don't live in Colorado, look for a Maker Faire near you.Make Magazine has lots of projects on line, some are great for kids.
If you can afford a subscription you'd probably get some use out of the paper magazine too. There are many projects in each vol, and many of them accessible to the layman or kids.
and book about making musical instruments by hand.. sorry can't find the name of ti.Remember too that "engineers" are often also artists and musicians. That need to create runs deep. I found that my role was to show how to safely use/ access the materials and then to just get out of the way.