⚙ 1.5 years and up
Time and Place
⚙ Any time of day
⚙ Any time of year
⚙ Indoors or outdoors
⚙ Popsicle sticks
⚙ Loose parts (e.g., cups, boxes)
⚙ Pieces of fabric
⚙ Supervise children at all times
⚙ Pay close attention to the children's fingers as they place objects under the table's legs
Make popsicle sticks and other building materials available to the children. Encourage children to build structures on their own or with other children, but ask questions, make suggestions, or provide help as needed.
The children were playing with large wooden planks and blocks. The educator offered them popsicle sticks as a smaller verion of similar bulding materials.
Questions You May Ask
⚙ How did you build your structure?
⚙ How can you make your structure [taller, larger, sturdier]?
⚙ What can you add to your structure?
⚙ What materials could be used instead of popsicle sticks?
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