day camp: invention workshop

Today we offered each camper a tiny cardboard box, a color-changing LED, and a battery.  Scissors, paper, glue, tape, tinfoil, string... each camper took supplies and headed off in her own direction.  They made lanterns and nightlights, spinning games (choose your own mountain), light-up jewelry, architecture (doghouse with matching dog's playhouse), and mini dioramas. 

I like setting students free to explore through play - and camp is the perfect opportunity for that kind of open-ended activity.  

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