Today, January the 17th, is international Kid Inventors’ Day. A day when we celebrate the young talented minds in our world. Here at The Craft Corner I like to think that every day is Kid Inventors Day!
Inventing our own Laptops
Each term the final class is our Craft Challenge. It is our invention class. Time for all of our students to create their own inventions from their imaginations. The laptops below were all created by one of our Junior classes. One child started making a laptop and soon the idea was spreading! They made mouse’s and keyboards. Created screens and secret languages for their keys.
One of the most important skills that I impart to each of my students is an ability to think outside the box. To think for themselves. It is really important that children learn to self direct. That they find their own solutions to problems. Here, one of our older students created her own Harry Potter glasses, complete with glasses case
Inventions from our Imagination
When a child has an idea in our craft classes we let them run with it. We help with construction and materials, we guide them in how to make joints but we never tell them how. This is really important.
Never tell them how. Let them come to the solution themselves.
Kid’s inventing their own cars
Here are some of our vehicle inventions. Definitely up for some off roading with these beasts!
Use what you have
Using the materials that you have at hand is an important lesson to learn. Being resourceful with what we have is a skill that goes far beyond the classroom. And teaching children to be resourceful is a key life skill, one that will benefit them for years to come.
Being resourceful with the materials at hand is a skill that goes beyond the classroom