This last April, Club 4/5 was busy creating structures using mainly popsicle sticks, cardboard, glue and various colours of paint.
Lately, the children have been setting up their own areas, which includes a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and many other places you can find in a home. Some children have also built instruments using wooden blocks and long tunnels using mats.
For the first part of the project, the children were challenged to create a blueprint of the tallest tower.
Take a look at what they drew!
Those blueprints are: a selfie stick, buildings, a tower, a worm, an old television, and house.
The second part of the project was to make their blueprint come to life!
This part of the project allowed the children to explore their creativity and think of ways to put the pieces of their structure together.
It was amazing to see and to hear the conversations they were having. "My project will take a lot of days" and "I have a lot of work to do''. There was a lot of encouragement and teamwork happening.
After building the structures, it was time to paint! Some used blue, some used green and some used ALL OF THE ABOVE!
The last part of the project was to display each structure to show the world. Educators, families and other children came to admire their hard work.
During this project, the children developed their cognitive skills to reproduce their blueprints and adapted easily by using their hands and their fingers to put together their structure. They developed confidence by expressing themselves and displaying their project proudly.
The following days, we will be searching for rocks and sticks in our outdoor space to add "real life" things to make the structures come to life.
Lastly, a photo of a "old television" a child made at home. I was excited to see that this child wanted to work on the project even if they were not at Dawn and Dusk.