Makerspaces are taking the library world by storm! While plastic building bricks are a popular makerspace item, it is important to give the students some direction and goals to make the space a true learning experience.
This Makerspace starter product includes cards to print and place in containers for students to draw from to create in a plastic brick makerspace.
You will need a large stash of various plastic building bricks to implement this Makerspace, as well as a few containers. Check yard sales, Ebay, or ask friends and family for extras to build a quick set for use in your Makerspace.
The prompts and cards in this set can be used in a variety of ways but all foster creativity. Additionally, students will practice reading color and number words, counting, and the literary terms “character” and “setting.”
This center/makerspace could be used as a reward, a station for those “early finishers,” an indoor recess activity, or a math center. If you have flexible scheduling in your library, leaving the Makerspace set up all the time is a great way to get kids into the library!