Monday 9 August 2010

Paper and Magnet Construction

This ingenious construction is made using a collection of tins and jars with metal lids. The paper is stuck to each tin with a magnet. Creating a fabulous construction with lots of additional possibilities.

A great idea for developing fine motor skills for cutting and problem solving with lots of opportunities to discuss mathematical concepts such as lengths, angles and directions. The opportunity to identify magnetic and non magnetic items, cannot be missed either this is how all these items were collected and to be honest by the end of the construction I had no idea we had that many magnetic items. Great for those children who are really into linking schema. I'm thinking that next time we get the pens out to decorate the paper too.

"Life is "trying things to see if they work"." Ray Bradbury

1 comment:

  1. What a genious idea!!!! I'm totally going to provide these material for my boys and see what they create! I love how "REAL" learning can take place so naturally and effortlessly!