You can easily play this game with your kids or students. Here are the steps:
* Review parts of the body and how they permit us to experience our surroundings: eyes to see, ears to hear, nose to smell, fingers to touch, tongue to taste.
* Explain hearing sounds in the environment. Outside noises, like cars, buses and people talking, can be heard through walls.
* Choose 5 or 7 songs or sounds to play to the kids.
* Tell them to draw the sounds that they hear.
That's it. Have fun!
Now there is a chance for you to design your Kid-Friendly Neighborhood! There is a link for some templates for school, store, library, highrises etc... Print them, cut them out, design their facades as you want. In our design kids designed a community garden to harvest their own veggies and they also put plants on the roofs to prevent the global warming :) They built the school in the middle of the forest to make school life more enjoyable. Imagine! Now create your own ideal neighborhood! Enjoy!
The Spaghetti Challenge
We used the bigger marshmallows and spaghetti to make the towers. This workshop is really useful for the kids as an ice breaker. Using spaghetti is little more difficult than using toothpicks because it is very easy to break. Additionally if you let the kids clean all the mess at the end of the activity, it turns into a real team work. They were so much fun this weekend!
Paper Bridge Challenge
In this week's class our challenge was in constructing a bridge using papers. First, the kids originally thought that the bridge could carry just 30 books on it. At the end of their efforts the bridge was carrying 182 books and some boxes on it. Moreover, they sat on it and it was still strong. Get two chairs and try to connect them with a bridge as strong as you can. Enjoy!
Do you ever think about what goes into constructing a building? Lets get some marsmallows and toothpicks!This activity is perfect for one student or groups of 3-4 students. It helps teach communication and critical thinking skills. With this great experiment, kids had the opportunity to build a tower using only marshmallows and toothpicks. Then, they wrote stories about the towers they made.
Your Body Ruler
In this week's class we measured the objects by using our body ruler. If you do not have your ruler in your pocket use your body as a ruler! Throughout history, people have been using themselves to measure length. Discover your body now guys! Don't forget that you are growing up and your dimensions are changing :)
Sustainable Design for Kids
This week with the kids we talked about natural resources and how humans affect the natural environment. The kids also described the meaning of sustainability by using the following words: Air, Electricity, Heat/Air Conditioning, Water (hot and cold), Natural Material, Man Made, Pollution, and Earth Friendly. The kids then designed little posters that explained what people can do to help protect their environment at home and in their neighborhoods.
Acting Out Structures
In this week's class the kids discussed different types of structural systems and acted like them. During their play acting out structures they discovered that :
. Some structures, such as a column, can function independently.
. Other structures, such as an arch, require cooperative effort or “opposing forces.”
. Noticed how tension and compression forces can be used to oppose the force of gravity.
You can easily play this game with your kids or students. Enjoy!