The children were discussing dens and how to build them. They had lots of ideas about what they could do inside their own den. The children had a look around the room at what they could use to make a den and how they could make it cosy. They decided that blocks would make the best den, but they thought they should research it a little first, before planning it out.
Using digital technology, the children started looking at different types of dens. After their initial research, the children decided they should draw a plan of what they wanted their den to be like.
“ I want it big enough to have a tea party in”
The children then put their problem solving skills to work and worked collaboratively to build their den.
They shared resources and made suggestions to each other to make sure the den they built was the best den ever!
“ How will we make the roof stay up”
The children searched the room for resources and showed their skills as future engineers and architects.
“ I think that wall is tall enough now”
“We need the cardboard tube to keep the roof up high”
“ We need to be careful not to knock the walls down when we are inside”
When their den was finished the children made it a home from home by adding comfy cushions and a table, they then invited some special guests to join them for afternoon tea complete with cakes and sandwiches, cheese of course!