Give your future presidents something to MAKE AND CARRY home! They love it.
All you need is Cardstock, Crayons, Scissors and Glue (and 15 minutes) for this E.Z.P.Z. Buildable Mini-Project.
Each "Net" (the shape you get when you unfold a 3D object) is culturally relevant, and comes with interesting facts to read, consider, and share.
It might take a couple tries but after that we have found that this is an independent mini-project the class enjoys doing on their own, leaving the teacher a few minutes for one on one time with students.