We are ready to start our second year with our amazing D-Lab! Many of us already have ideas about how to integrate making, creating and design-thinking into their curriculum this year. Just in case you need some inspiration, here is a collection of of some cool ideas I found on Pinterest and other sites. If any of these piques your interest let me know and I will get you more information and start planning with you. Many of these projects can be altered to fit any curriculum!
Students show their thinking through string art. They can even use nails and wood to make it!
A collaborative Native American painted ‘weave.’
Creative business cards! #internprogram
Michelangelo painted on his back. What if kids had to paint with their toes or from far away?
Design a skateboard and laser cut it!
Design a skateboard for a famous figure…
Make your own relief stamps. This would be amazing for studying the cityscapes of cities.
Finished product! You could even have students draw scenes in stories for this project. #literacyconnection
Make stamps: good for patterns, abstract art…
Stamp making a different way: Could they make their own printing press this way?
Making art with vegetables? This is definitely channeling second grade service learning
Printmaking with Islamic patterns….channeling 7th grade history! There is also a ton of ways to do printmaking with kids!
Make a monster machine using science!
Chemical energy for the win!
DIY Pinball machine: makey makey portion not necessary but fun!
cardboard arcade 2.0
Using art, makey makey and coding to teach art history
makey makey makes music
Use play-dough to learn about plate tectonics….6th grade science!!
Make robots to teach surface area of different shapes-middle school math!
Connecting literature to making! I have a whole book on literature connections to making. See me if you are interested in more ideas.
These exist on tpt for so many books!
Bloxels uses pixels that students design to make video games. We have these….and they are so cool.
All the tools for students to make a landing pad to land on mars!
Harness wave energy!
Defend your home from a hurricane, STEM challenge!
Teach soccer by designing your own foosball table!
A second grade STEM bundle on TPT