9 and 10 year olds.
The Wellington Public Library have asked schools to choose one of Kyle Mewburn's children's books and make a 3D construction/sculpture about it. I took up the challenge for our school.
The sculpture will be on display at the different libraries around the city, next term.
I chose an older class to offer this challenge to. I chose well.
They had several hurdles to jump and they made an excellent job of it. They had to...
1. Work in groups of 3 to 5 children.
2. Assign rolls within the group.
3. Problem solve to create the tower and maze.
4. Work with the materials we had in the room.
I read the story and it was obvious what we should make: the tower and maze. I gave each group a section of the sculpture to make.
I had some donated foam board in the room. So along with magazines, PVA and cutting knives, 4 teams set about making a quarter of the maze each.
A sixth group made the little tower top room. It is very cute. Like a little dolls house.