Welcome to our 10th Creative Challenge for Kids! Tenth! The key supply for this challenge is the egg: children are invited to make, build, experiment with, and tinker with eggs. While adults are welcome to facilitate and play along, the process and results are up to the child.
Welcome to everyone who is joining our Creative Challenge this month. We’re so glad that you’re here! If you’re wondering what this is all about, this is where you can read all the details about this Creative Challenge, including how to play along and enter your project.
What is the Creative Challenge for Kids Project?
These bi-monthly challenges invite kids to create, make, and invent whatever they can imagine using a common material as inspiration. While Creative Challenge projects should be child-driven, adults are welcome to join the fun as helpful side-kicks.
The objective of these challenges is to encourage children to explore a material’s potential, build creative confidence, act like inventors, and envision new purposes for common objects…. skills that are at the heart of innovation.
Who is this for?
This challenge is open to anyone who wants to play! While we invite bloggers and anyone with access to a photo-sharing site to share a link to their entry, you don’t have to be a blogger to join us. If you want to run this challenge in your home or school, the entries shared at the bottom of this post might serve as inspiration to you.
Grab a Button
If you’d like to add a Creative Challenge button to your post or sidebar, simply drag this image to your desktop and place it anywhere on your site. If you want to connect it back to our site, you could link it to this page: http://tinkerlab.com/egg-creative-challenge-kids/ This 200 x 200 pixel button should show up as you see it here.
Share your Challenge Entry
Once you’ve read all the rules and details, you can enter a link to your project here. This challenge will run from April 1 – April 30, 2014. Of course, you can still run this experiment after this window closes, but we won’t be able to accept further entries after April 30. After you link up your post, we’d like to encourage you to be a supportive participant by popping around to a few of the other posts to leave some comments.
Process Trumps Product
Keep in mind that these posts might not show super-glossy Pinterest-worthy projects because they celebrate the process of working through personal ideas more than the end result. These projects are sure to be packed with meaning and intent, in some instances more than perfection. I wish I could personally congratulate each participating child for devising their own plan and executing on it. Bravo!
Next Creative Challenge
We’ll see you in June for Creative Challenge #11: String
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