This is a Think Challenge that we did right before the winter break. The children were asked to create a puppet with moving parts using paper, string, elastic bands, tape, straws and paper clips.
We spent some time before the task brainstorming different ways to use the paper. I love to hear the kids sharing their big ideas with their friends.
I look forward to these tasks because of how the kids jump in both feet and take risks and solve the problem in so many different ways. Michelle and I have noticed that our kids ability to tackle open ended tasks is incredible. They persevere, work through a task and help each other out.
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When we were all done, the kids got into small groups and did little puppet shows. I think this was their favourite part of the whole activity.