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MakerKid's Summer Camp Days 3, 4, and 5

Day 3 of Summer MakerKid's Camp was our cardboard creation day.  I truly think the entire week could have just focused on cardboard and the kids would have been thrilled.  
(Something to consider for next year)

Building a car for a mini figure

Glue guns save the day
Day 4 was a day of circuit exploration.  Kids worked in stations and really loved working with Mrs. Haynes' daughter in the LED card making station.  Anna taught the kids all about circuits and then using 3v batteries, LEDs and copper tape, they created a quick card that would light up.   Mrs. Haynes worked the littleBits station.
LED cards with Anna Haynes

littleBits with Mrs. Haynes
Day 5 was a day of movie making.  Each pair of kids learned about stop-motion, selected/built characters, wrote a storyboard and filmed a great stop-motion video using the Lego Movie app.  This was a very busy day of wrapping up the week and unfortunately didn't get pics of the kids working on their stop-motion projects. 

Of course, each day also allowed time for the kids to work on their own projects as well.
Dream Catcher

Creating a character from a favorite video game

Creating a fishbowl that could hang around your neck like a necklace

Cutting ribbon to go on the handle bars of her cardboard bicycle
On Friday, the kids had a chance to share all their projects with one another.  One change for next year will be building in time for parents to come in and share in their child's learning.  
Sharing-Sophia sewed koozies for her family's water bottles

Amanda sharing her finished dream catcher

Katie sharing her Japanese fish pond

Cardboard creation complete with side mirrors, lights, and door handles

Grant sharing his 3D model

Addi sharing the car she created for Bananas the Gorilla

Grady shows how his marble run works

Riley explains his robot 

Showing off this big time marble race

Jonas sharing his completed robotic arm

I am so appreciative of Mrs. Haynes and Anna Haynes helping our LC kids have a great week.  I am already reflecting on the week and how to improve the camp for next summer.  There is so much to learn between now and then.  

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