Think this is going to be a good one that kids will enjoy. Was thinking about the Goldilocks house (like we all do) and thought about that the bears must have three of everything, right?? Not just beds, bowls, and chairs. Three of every object imaginable. So, that’s what we are building today.
So after going over rules, we talked about the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Porridge is too hot, too cold, or just right. Bed is too big, too small, or just right. You get it. So everyone will be making 3 pieces–basically making one thing too extreme (too big, too tall, too green), one that’s the exact opposite (too thin, too short, too white), and the last one being the perfect compromise (just right.)
Since this one is a little different than what I normally do, I decided to make an example. Don’t normally like to do that since I feel kids can get hung up on what I created, and just try to replicate that instead of their own design. But since this one might be confusing, thought it was worth it. So I made…plungers. Not sure why. I just knew I could make them fast. And I had a lot of red pieces. So plungers!! As you can see, one is too big, one is too small, and one is “just right” or at least the compromise between the two.
As always, don’t worry too much about the correct color and type of brick–we’re just building for fun after all. As long as the point is mostly gotten across, the build is a success and the challenge is won!
Was really happy with my group on this one! Most of the did the challenge in some way, so that’s great! The example might have helped. They might have been too fixated on “too big” and “too small” because of mine, so maybe next time I’ll have a list of options written out, like “too long,” “too short,” “too many wheels,” “not enough wheels”–like that!
Here’s a couple of my kiddos’ builds:
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