I love passive programs in the summer. I often have success with recycled art contests based on the summer reading themes.
This year’s theme, “FIZZ BOOM READ,” offered a number of choices. But I knew we had to have a ROBOTS RULE Recycled Art Contest.
Guidelines (Partial List):
- Four age categories: Ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12.
- The robot may not be larger than 3 feet x 3 feet.
- The robot must be able to stand on its own.
- Judging is based on creativity, construction, and the use of recycled materials.
Over Mother’s Day weekend, I constructed a robot ( with the help of my mom). It was really fun finding items around the house.
During my school visits, I pulled my robot out of a bag to show the kids an example. I wanted them to see how simple and easy it was to create a robot. It really caught their attention so I expect to have a lot of entries this year. I will post photographs at the end of the summer.