My students loved engineering with gum drops but I missed a key opportunity in the process of leading my students to explore lots of drops! Come and learn with me how kids really do have the best ideas, we just need to learn to listen to them.
Yesterday, I shared with you how the children enjoyed making AB patterns with gumdrops for the letter "Gg" week in pre-kindergarten. Another activity the pre-kindergarten children loved was making gumdrop sculptures and designs... The teacher set out a bunch of gumdrops and toothpicks. Other than showing the children how they can connect two gumdrops together with the toothpicks, there were no other instructions involved. The children just went to work... It was such a pleasure [...]