Children are natural creators -- they’re born ready to make things, sometimes out of unconventional parts. A makerspace is designed to tap into this natural curiosity and allow kids to try new things with no predetermined outcome.
Our classroom makerspace is stocked with a variety of items such as marshmallows, toothpicks, and tongs. It challenges kids to stretch their thinking and be open to new perspectives. It’s amazing what our students will do when I hand them a cup filled with a random set of objects and ask them to build a habitat for the dinosaurs we were talking about earlier in the day! We routinely rotate the objects in the space to keep fueling the kids’ imaginations with fresh things to investigate.