Activities for Libraries
Use Brain Builders to train your library visitors in thinking 3D. Brain Builders have a 2D building challenge on one side and the solution on the other.
- Set them near your 3D printers or use them to warm up patrons for working in TinkerCAD
- Have a group work on 1 card at a time by projecting the image on a wall
- Leave slips of paper near the cards for visitors to draw their own challenges
Leave out a new challenge each day or week. Invite builders to take pictures of their creation and submit them for a prize using an email or a social media hashtag.
Some ideas for challenges are building the tallest structure, widest structure with a single block as the base, largest bridge span, a scale model of your building or local/famous architecture. Invite your guests to submit challenge ideas!
Read a book aloud and have guests build along. They can create the setting or any elements from the story, or act it out with imaginary characters.
Invite visitors to build a scene or setting from their most recent reading adventure.
Mark the seasons with time-sensitive themed builds: snowflakes, jack-o-lanterns, leaves, flowers, summer amusement parks, treehouses, sports stadiums, restaurant week, local festivals.
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