Make a handmade puzzle using popsicle sticks, masking tape, paint, and markers. This activity helps children develop creative thinking skills through pattern recognition.
|Hints for uses in your library||Try these variations to promote early literacy: Write a poem on one side and draw an illustration on the other side of the popsicle sticks. Use your puzzle to tell a story. Use the puzzle image as a component of your story. Tell your story verbally to friends and family or write it down.|
|Originating Source||This activity was contributed by the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. For more information and resources see CenterforChildhoodCreativity.org.|
[Suggest a book]
These children’s books all deal with various themes involved in engineering such as the engineering design process, specific projects such as building bridges or houses, and perseverance through failure. This is just one list – add your favorite books about thinking, making, and trying as you find them!
• Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
• Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
• Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
• This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers
• Cross a Bridge by Ryan Ann Hunter
• What To Do With an Idea? By Kobi Yamada
• Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
• Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
• The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
• The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
• How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons