One of the activities that every kid loves it building with these large scale plastic rods with connectors. Today’s challenge was to make a rocket as a team. They understood the concept of making a rocket but working as a team…well, some did and some didn’t.
If you don’t have the tubes a simple way to make your own structure is by rolling newspaper int a long roll and tape to secure it. After you have made at least 10 rolled newspaper to start to assemble them together. Kidspace has a great example of using the newspaper tubes for building a geodesic dome – we aren’t looking at doing something so advanced but you can see how easy it is to assemble and everyone can help.
Think of the rockets that they could make:
- doughnut shaped
- two cones
- places for their pets on the ride
- places to read
- a place to sleep – with a sleeping bag??
The possibilities are endless! I would love to see what rockets your kids come up with – send me a picture and I’ll load it for others to see too!