Creation Station

Oct 10, 2023
Hedda Sharapan


Creation Station

I recently talked with a teacher who was excited about a new learning center that she set up for the children. She called it the “Creation Station,” and stocked it with recyclable “stuff” donated by families – boxes, egg cartons, packing material, plastic containers, and paper towel tubes. With the addition of things like tape, markers, construction paper, pom-poms, straws or yarn, all the Creation Station needed was the children’s imagination!

Like engineers, designers, and inventors, the children turned those raw materials into animals, a garden, a jewelry box and more. Isn’t it interesting that while the children were working with those “old-fashioned” raw materials, they were developing some of the same skills that they’ll need in order to succeed in their future 21st century workplace – creativity, curiosity, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, focus and perseverance!

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