After seeing an igloo on pinterest, and discussing it with the class, we decided to undertake the building of our own igloo! It was a wonderful project that helped the children learn how to create a plan, put their plan into action and see it through to completion! We knew we would need around 200 milk jugs to create a small igloo, so the first thing we did was ask Ms. Molly to send out a school wide email asking for donations. It worked! In around 3 weeks, the ECDC families had donated every milk jug we needed!
The children were in charge of rinsing and cleaning the jugs, checking for caps and keeping a running tally of how many jugs we had each week.
The kids were excited each week to see the layers form!
Having never constructed an igloo, it was a trial and error process! However, all anyone needs is a little motivation and a TON of gluesticks!
Ms. Amy found a fun snack craft to compliment our igloo construction! We used cake cones with a scoop of ice cream, covered them with whipped cream, then made a design of blocks using plastic knives. They were yummy!
And..... here it is complete! We knew the igloo needed rules, so the peas came up with them on their own.
#1 Don't remove the caps!!! (Stinky!)
#2 No roughhousing in the igloo
#3 Only 4 people at a time sitting on their bottoms!
Now it's a great place to read!