Friday, June 5, 2020

Dear Second Grade Students and Families,

Today is a Maker Day.  Your only assignment is to make something…and to hopefully have fun making it.  Be safe and be sure to check in with your adult(s) before you use any items that you are not usually allowed to use or play with.

You can make something that serves a purpose, or you can make something just for fun.  Here are some project ideas, but there are so many other things you could make.  Be creative!

  • structure (e.g., tower, bridge, house)
  • vehicle (e.g., car, truck, rocket ship)
  • accessory (e.g., bracelet, belt, bag)
  • science project (e.g., working volcano, potato lamp, slime)
  • something for outside (e.g., bird feeder, garden plot, wind chime)
  • something to play with (e.g., board game, robot, stuffed animal)
  • something artistic (e.g., musical instrument, drawing, painting)
  • something to eat (e.g., cookies, cake, dinner)

You can use any kinds of materials found around your house or in your recycling bin.  Here are some material ideas, but if you don’t have these things, use what you do have.  You should not buy anything new for this project.  Be creative!

  • paper, cardboard boxes, toilet paper/paper towel rolls
  • craft (popsicle) sticks
  • empty cans and bottles
  • cloth or old cloth items that could be repurposed, yarn, thread
  • glue, tape, rubber bands, twist ties
  • markers, crayons, colored pencils, finger paint, watercolor paint, pastels
  • Legos, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, dominoes
  • model kits
  • kitchen items

Once you’re finished, have an adult take a picture of you with what you made.  Send it to Ms. Gray, so she can include it in a Maker Day gallery on the 2nd grade blog.  Be sure to bring what you’ve made to share during our virtual class meeting on Tuesday, June 9.

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