The grade 5 and 6 students at Al Haadi School had an exciting time studying maps. To make their learning even more enjoyable, they joined forces with the grade 2 students for a fun activity. Together, they embarked on a thrilling adventure that included a scavenger hunt and a competition to create amazing things using recycled materials.
First, they went on a scavenger hunt. Using the maps they learned about, they solved clues, marked important places, and wrote down directions. They explored their neighbourhood, searching for hidden codes. It was like being real explorers! After the scavenger hunt, they traded the codes they found for recycled items. Then came the best part: using their imagination and creativity to make something cool out of recycled materials. They worked together in teams and came up with incredible creations! They could only use items they found, and had to make do with what they have. A team didn’t have scissors or glue sticks but still managed to be creative, mA! Items made:
1) a birdhouse with solar panels
2) a decoration box with secret money hiding spot in case of burglary
3) a phone and stationary holder
4) a catapult
5) a clock with planets (with accurate scale sizing) and stars
It was truly impressive! Not only did they have a lot of fun, but they also learned a great deal. They improved their problem-solving skills and learned more about symbols and reading maps. They also discovered more about colors, letters, numbers, and street signs during their adventure. The best part was the teamwork.
The winning team was the phone and stationary holder, not just because of their creativity, but their leadership skills and cooperation. The team leader ensured every single teammate was involved and even held a grade 2’s arm the whole time to ensure they don’t get lost. MashaAllah all creations were absolutely amazing, and students were surprised at how creative they can get with recycled items. This was an exciting and educational adventure that allowed the students to explore maps, unleash their creativity, and learn the value of recycling. They discovered that with teamwork and imagination, they could make incredible things out of recycled materials.