Last week at Figment Creative summer camp we were big into building. The kids got into building large forts… I’ll just show you.
They really worked as a team (with definite team captains) using large wooden blocks, cardboard boxes, sheets, and anything else they could find. They had a roof, entrance, a plan to scan anyone’s face that entered- to make sure they were responsible and would not wreck the fort… Since fort building became such an apparent theme, Danielle and I planned our Friday Water Day around building. We built a structure that had walls that could be painted, that later became the dining area of the pretend restaurant .
We also built a structure that became a faux stained glass art gallery for the kid’s art work.
We used Straws and Connectors and Discovery Kids Fort Kit to piece together a structure with three small rooms. It was fun to have a structure that you could view from the inside and the outside. It made it more of and experience for the kids.
I had the campers draw pictures using Sharpie Permanent Markers on transparent clear divider sheets that I found at my local grocery store. I am sure you could get them at an office supply store as well. (no pockets) We hung them in our art gallery (using clear tape) along with colored transparent dividers, to add balance as well as a stained glass light study. When the light hit the gallery, shadows and colored reflections were cast.
Stay tuned to see what we create next week at #Figmentsummer camp. -Ms. Amber