Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Inventing Day!

Get your kids thinking "outside of the box" by celebrating Inventing Day on Saturday April 26th. Today, I discovered a fun contest for the kids. They had to sketch an original and creative invention. They truly enjoyed this activity and finished their ideas today. (Thank goodness, because they need to be submitted by this Saturday.) Even if you don't have time to enter the contest, it is still a great activity to do to encourage creative thinking.

Visit www.meddybemps.com to learn more about Inventing Day!

Take a peek at my girls' creative ideas! A little far fetched, but great for their imaginations! On the other hand, most inventions were thought to be crazy at one time or another, but have come true to life. So you never know!


The Magic Springboard
"Tell the Magic Springboard what you want and it turns into the equipment that you want to use."


The Lots of Stuff Robotic Turtle
"The Lots of Stuff Robotic Turtle has a remote control. You can also use buttons on the turtle to control it. It makes ice cream cones from it's tail, plays tag with you, can make puzzles on its back, and turn into a stuffed animal at night."



Inventing Online Resources:
Enchanted Learning: Inventors
Invention at Play

Children's Literature


The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions
by Don L. Wulffson (Author)








Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!)
by Charise Mericle Harper






Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

by Catherine Thimmesh (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)



Weird & Wacky Inventions by Jim Murphy










Have fun inventing!!

Jen

5 comments:

Lynnie said...

I think they're brilliant! And I would absolutely 100% buy that turtle for the family for Christmas and the exercise machine for the kids for their birthdays!

ParentingPink said...

Wow! I didn't even know there was an inventing day! Glad I have you to remind me! Very cool inventions! I love them!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd like to order a robotic turtle please, for my husband. I need a also need a chihuahua size versio for the babies. Where do I send my payment of pies that give magical powers, as I too, am an inventor?

Preschool Playbook said...

What wonderful inventions your girls came up with. I wish them great luck. Also, happy birthday to your hubby.

Lisa said...

What imaginative ideas! Your girls are quite the inventors. How helpful the magic springboard would be!

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