Geoboard art & marble maze
This program is jam packed with every challenge imaginable! Students will start off by using their measuring and woodwork skills to construct a geoboard. Each student will be given all the materials and tools required to build their geoboards.
Once the geoboards are completed, children will put their artistic hats on! Firstly, they will draw their original design on grid paper before bringing their design to life by using coloured elastic bands to create their masterpiece. The next challenge will require a marble and more creativity. Children will construct their marble maze, ensuring the marble has a challenging path, as it rolls and makes its way through to the exit.
To link this incursion to the study of Asia, students will be encouraged to create Chinese Characters or Japanese Kanji by following their stroke order sheet. Characters include the five elements of earth, water, metal, wood and fire. Students will also be given a choice of wearing a Chinese traditional jacket or a Japanese Happi coat while they complete their character study.