Build a Better World–Construction Zone!

As part of our “Build a Better World” summer reading theme, we had a Construction Zone program, featuring different building challenges for our young engineers.  The stations ran concurrently and included:

  1. Newspaper tower building challenge:  Build the tallest structure you can using newspaper, scissors, and masking tape.  I believe our winning structure was over 70 inches tall!









2.  Playdoh and craft stick challenge: Build a structure to hold one book out of (you guessed it!) playdoh and craft sticks.









3.  Ping pong ball run challenge:  Tape cardboard tubes to construct a run for ping pong balls, ending with a cup at the bottom.

4.  Giant Jenga: We made ours out of soda boxes wrapped in brown craft paper (as seen all over Pinterest)

5. I also set out Zoob and Keva planks for free play

It was a fun way to spend a rainy Tuesday morning!


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