Wednesday, July 29, 2015

R is for Robot!

Books

We borrowed these fun books for our robot day. Another favorite, which we discovered during our Robot Unit two years ago, is Boy + Bot. This is always such a fun theme!


Letter Recognition

For our letter R activity today, I gave Little M&M and Honey Pot a template of the letter R to fill with robot stickers. I found these at the Dollar Tree, and we had plenty leftover for future sticker activities.



Robot Tinker Tray

We had done a tinker tray for the first time last Halloween. It was one of the most engaging activities we had ever done! We had done foam pumpkins at the time, but with most of the same supplies we used this time.

    

For this activity, I used floral foam and foil, both purchased from the Dollar Tree.


And here is what I provided at the kids' craft table: pom poms, straws, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, toothpicks, paper clips, hole punch reinforcements, thumb tacks, brads and googly eyes. I also set out some glue and a pair of scissors.


They were so excited to get started! Little M&M was a big fan of the rubber bands.


While Honey Pot went crazy with toothpicks.


Here she is attaching two foam blocks together to make a larger robot!


And Little M&M loves scissors. He cut all of the straws into teeny tiny pieces.


I sat right beside them, working on my own robot, so I could watch them closely with the sharper pieces. They were both very careful.



Here is Honey Pot's first finished product:


Mine:


And Little M&M's:


We used these for pretend play, all the while rearranging their parts and adding more pieces. Here, Honey Pot added rubber band bracelets:


Lots of pom pom antenna:


And here is the little baby robot she made.


It was a super fun activity and, just as the Halloween version, lasted a long time!




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