Creativity, imagination, science are essential for a healthy childhood.
These skills can’t be taught through smartphones or computers, that’s why we need to encourage our children to develop these skills through hands on projects in our homes.
During these difficult times, activities that help our creativity and imagination are more than needed. As always, we are happy to share with you some fun projects and activities to try at home with your kids.
1. Building structures
For this project you will need a set of toothpicks and a box of marshmallow or plasticine. To make it even more fun, choose which structure you’re going to build for example a famous building, a bridge or even something abstract.
2. Design a catapult!
If you ever wanted to build a catapult then this is your time to do so. For more on that, take a look at the video below:
3. Design and create your own desk lamp!
For all of you that have LabBox, we recommend creating a lamp for your desk or your bedroom.
Through this activity, children will develop the concept of electricity and will be presented to the new block, Slide switch. Also, this will develop the knowledge on how circuits function.
4. Build a balloon moving Lego car
If you have Legos home, this is the time to use them. Build a moving car with Legos and balloons. This will teach children the Third Newton Law – that tells us that every action has a reaction. This happens at the moment when the balloon starts to vent the car begins to move.
Take a look at this video for more inspiration:
5. Build a Morse Code machine
Isn’t it fun to communicate with someone through a special code? 🙂
For those that have LabBox, start building your own Morse Code machine with the project “Morse Code“.
Let’s build the Morse Code machine together!
P.S. If you don’t know the Morse Code alphabet, here’s an example.