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Early Primary Maker Space Resources
The philosophy behind the maker movement is to explore and create with purpose. It’s about embracing a child’s natural curiousity and supporting the notion of learning by doing. As it should be in every classroom, play is a key component in the maker movement.
Makers believe it you can imagine it you can make it.
Still a bit unsure, here’s a great article on why the maker movement matters written by Sylvia Martinez
Before you look at tools figure out your WHY for making. Possibly whys may include…
- explore personal creativity
- working together to utilize the brilliance of each maker
- to create personalized experiences that foster learning
Kindergarten Pinterest Samples - http://www.pinterest.com/mindyahrens/a-kindergarten-makerspace/
Primary Maker Space Pinterest Board - http://www.pinterest.com/angelbueno/maker-spaces/
Maker Space Resources Pinterest Board -
Maker Movement Programing and Coding -
Super Awsome Silvia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxRNQbEGwm4&list=PLD88C55A1C5A34176
Squishy Circuits in the early years blog post
Squishy Circuits home page
Create a maze for a marble
Design an airplane that can fly the furthest, spin etc..
Design a bridge that will help x story character get to their destination
Design a wall that Humpty Dumpty won’t fall off of - test with a real egg
Design a building that will… (mini engineers)
Grade three example
Create a water slide using marbleworks
Create the tallest tower you can
Design a platform that will hold the weight of X
Create a vehicle that transports items
Design your ideal house
Make letters/your name/an animal with lego
Lego Quest website
creating your own puppets then telling a story with them
bring story characters to life with playdough/circuits
Design people from pipe cleaners
make a nest for a bird
build an object that will hide an animal from its enemies
make your own musical instruments
make your own music
Maker Space Play Book - http://makerspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MakerspacePlaybook-Feb2013.pdf
Special thank you to Michelle Cordy for sharing her resources, and to all those who contributed ideas via twitter.