I am reminded every single time that I work with kids in the MakerSpace that their imaginations and creativity will outshine my expectations if I step out of their way and just support the skills they need in the moment. Here is the latest…
Rising 2nd-5th Graders particiapted in the Invent Anything (with LittleBits) workshop. As soon as I handed them a few LittleBits, they immediately started creating. Here are a few of their beginning inventions.
About an hour into the six hour, 2 day workshop, the kids decided to make a city. They immediately started scheming and building. They were so excited, I couldn’t even get them to stop for snack and when I finally got them outside to run around for a bit, they begged to come back inside early to keep working!
Here is a video of their final creation, a city called “Town,” complete with music and lights (to attract people of course)…some of which could be remotely triggered using a wireless transmitter and receiver. There’s a giant pool, jail, market, working drawbridge, lake, light house, music shop, hospital, and more. They even created a sewer system which I forgot to film. So impressed with their creativity!