What do you get when you mix the enthusiasm and creativity of 24 year one children with boxes, bottles, plastic tops and lids, pipe cleaners, tin foil, ribbon and string, cardboard tubes, sticks, scissors, glue and cellotape?
... a huge mess to clean up!
and a lot of fun and learning!
First we made a plan of what we wanted to make and what we would need for our creation. Then we were let loose with our plan, in a class full of amazing things to cut, stack, wrap, stick, twist and colour.
We had lots of opportunities to practise problem solving, working together, sharing, adapting, modifying and thinking outside the square. It was also a chance to develop resilience as things didn't always go as we had planned or wanted!