Another super simple activity that we really enjoyed with our co-op group: Upcycled robots!
We simply set out:
- recyclables – boxes, bottles, lids, cups, caps
- craft sticks and pom poms
We talked about making a robot and before we could finish they were collecting what they wanted for their perfect robot!
It was beautiful to watch their concentration and seeing them help each other hold items still, peel tape and find exactly the right piece for their robot.
Love that proud little face!
It certainly wasn’t about creating the best robot or even something that looked like a robot. It was an open creative process so we had such an awesome variety of ‘robots’ and the kids loved having limitless possibilities!
Many of the kids played with their robots for days afterwards. Cameron explained that you can put things in his to charge them and that the buttons do different things. It was so brilliant to watch his imagination soar!
Some have painted there’s or decorated them. I haven’t offered it to Cam yet as he is still playing with it days later and doesn’t seem to need to extend on it in any way at the moment.
I also love this robot provocation with pictures and recyclables:
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