17 March 2015

Day 43: Make It: Catapult and Castle

We joined a few friends at one of the local libraries for a one hour 'Make-It'-class. All these kids had to build a catapult and a castle. The design for the catapult was given including the materials to use. But for the castle, they were on their own. They had to decide which materials to use, how to construct it, and how to make it strong. At the end of the class, they were lined up as seen above, catapults outside the line, castles inside. Now they could shoot "canons" from their catapults trying to make their opponents castle 'fall'. It was so much fun seeing them all work hard, yet helping each other during the construction time. But once the battle was one, oh boy, they really got into it. What a fun afternoon.