With my 10-year-old heading to middle school, I am well aware that his days of playing with toys are limited. To prolong this time of wonderment and innocence as long as possible, Toying Around is all about play
This week, we will explore the history and science of toy making and make a few toys ourselves. We will also go on 2 field trips. The first to the Mini Design Studio where Jackson will have a 3d figurine created of himself as an action figure. We will also visit Babyland General Hospital where Ansley will learn about how Cabbage Patch Dolls are made and adopt one, herself.
To ensure both my 5 and 10-year old enjoy Toying Around, plans for the week include a wide age range of activities, including:
- Designing and printing toys on our own 3d printer
- Taking apart existing electronic toys to understand how they work
- Making Gummy Legos
- Building wooden motorized vehicles.
- Having a Teddy Bear Picnic.
As always, you are welcome to join us. The supply list and schedule are listed below.
June 6-June 11
|Art/Craft||Build A lego Candy Dispenser||Build Motorized Toy Vehicles|
Make small toys with 3d Printer
|Make Mini Stuffed Animals|
|Indoor Activity||Watch the Lego Movie|
Take apart an electric toy.
|Visit Mini-Me to create a toy model of Jackson||Watch Ugly Dolls|
|Outdoor Activity||Build a Cardboard House||Drive Motorized Cars Outside||Go Swimming||Have a Teddy Bear Picnic|
|Food Fun||Make Lego Gummies ||Build a Circuitry Snack||Make Edible Play Doh||Make Food For Teddy Bear Picnic|
|Resources/Books||Book: The inventors of Legos|
Video: The Powers of Circuits
Book: Taking Toys Apart
|Book: All About 3D Printing||Book:Teddy Bear Picnic|
Toys 100 years ago
Field Trip Fridays
|Where We Are Going||Other Fieldtrip Ideas|
|Babyland General Hospital||American Girl Doll Store / Cafe|
Build a Bear Worshop
We use a combination of the supplies on this list as well as some supplies we already have at home. We do receive a small commission for any purchases made using the above link.