I found the idea for this on Pinterest of course, but I made some changes. Instead of letting the kids just play, they needed to answer a basic trivia question. If they got it right, they moved two steps if they were a ghost and three steps if they were Pac-Man. I used Painter’s tape to make the course on the floor. When I ran out, I used black electrical tape. We mostly followed the lines on the tiles to judge where to begin or end a section. The kids all loved playing.
We had some extra time at the end of the program, so of course, I had to bring the 3 Doodler out. I love playing with new toys as much as possible.
As you can see, some kids kept to the theme while others did their own thing.
I convinced my Director to let us buy five 3 Doodlers to use for programming. If you haven’t heard of these, you can check out the 3Doodler website.
Tips I learned:
When creating, use masking tape or painter’s tape over your template. The plastic doesn’t stick to it
You can use the Doodler for about an hour before it starts overheating and not working perfectly.
Read the manual for troubleshooting. It really comes in handy
Practice with it before doing a program.
Below are three pictures of what was created
This was just playing around with the Doodler and having fun:
A coaster, the template for it can be found on the 3Doodler site
The beginnings of making her name
We didn’t do full out 3D things, but you can. It’s fun to play with!