Here’s an activity perfect for young robot fans in your family! This fun activity builds kids’ creative and critical thinking skills, and exercises fine motor movements. Plus, it’s simple – you use everyday materials and art scraps.
Here’s What You Do
- Gather up recyclables like cans, bottles and cardboard along with other supplies you might have like magnets, pipe cleaners, small flash lights, toys etc. You’ll also need a glue gun and/or tape.
- Build the robot by gluing and taping the loose parts together. Feel free to sketch the robot first, or dive right in.
- Come up with a story about the robot. Parents, you can help by asking open-ended questions – What does the robot do? Who does it help?
Added challenge! Have a child who loves snap or electrical toy circuits? Incorporate those into the robot (i.e., add a fan or light).
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