On a nice sunny day, we went outside to build structures as part of our city development and planning lesson! We dropped a TON of Straws and Connectors on the ground and asked the campers to build around the city roads we made from special rolls of tarmac-like paper.
What a mess! Soon to be made into an amazing sculpture with the help of a few creative minds!
Lots of collaborating took place as some campers built off each other’s sculptures.
Some structures required a little reworking!
Others knew exactly what they wanted.
These campers worked together to build a structure of cubes. They added more cubes and then at some point, realized that they needed a bit of variety to their structure…
As soon as one of the camp helpers showed them how to make variations with the straws, the boys were hooked!
These campers also took on the challenge and added more interest to their building design.
More and more designs popped up in other areas surrounding the “streets.” These designs looked like magnificent building achievements!
We all worked together to make the best out of our designs, and in the end we built a whole city of color! Later, our campers took a walk throughout the “city” to view all the great architectural designs. This is a fun outdoors activity that will last all day and make the most of your students’ problem-solving, critical thinking and design skills.
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