It is astonishing what children can create with a simple piece of paper, scissors, staplers and a little glue or tape.   It is such a dynamic way for children to use their creativity.   I put out paper and let the ideas and creation begin.  At the beginning of the year the children just draw.   By now, the scissors and glue are standard!
Exercising the brain in this way builds:
  • spatial intelligence
  • problem solving
  • relationship between form and function
  • fine motor skills
  • eye/hand coordination to name a few.

Here is a peek at what was created in my classroom yesterday:

A purse with a special inner purse for keeping treasures.
A fan to keep cool.
A three-dimensional landscape.
A satellite!
A cage for paper creatures.
Another view of cage.
A three dimensional village.