Use imagination and problem-solving skills to build a model of a dream playground, taking into special consideration kids' favorite equipment and safety.
Take a survey to identify your classmates' favorite playgrounds. What pieces of equipment are favorites? What safety features can you identify in this playground equipment? How high can children climb? Measure the depth of cushioning material in fall zones. See how movable parts are protected so they can't pinch. Measure how much space there is between pieces of moving and stationary equipment.
If you could design the playground of your dreams, what would it look like? Sketch your ideas with Crayola® Colored Pencils on white paper. Figure out how to draw the playground to scale.
Find a large piece of recycled corrugated cardboard to use as a base for your playground. Which recycled and craft items can you use to construct a model of each piece of equipment? (cardboard tubes, boxes, craft sticks, bottle tops, feathers) Be creative and think up new possibilities. Construct the model to scale if possible. Cut pieces with Crayola Scissors. Use Crayola School Glue, string, chenille sticks, and tape to help hold pieces together. Shape Crayola Model Magic into playground equipment or anchors, too. Dry.
Cover a table top with recycled newspaper. Paint playground and equipment surfaces using Crayola Washable Paint and Paint Brushes. Dry.
Study the complex, geometric ornamentation of Islamic art. Discover intricate, authentic Zillij designs using math and a
Your imagination gets moving when you look at the photography of Eadweard Muybridge. Create an original painting of you
Have you read Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me? What worries you? Turn your concerns over to a Worry Warrior and
How can older students make a difference in the lives of younger ones? Create and share interactive storybooks to bring
Make a very special pop-up card for a very special author.
What’s inside a lizard? Or a cat, bird, or even yourself? Imagine you have X-ray eyes. Show bright bones and opaque orga
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.