|Some kids knew the story, but others did not.|
After watching the video we retold the story as a group, discussing the various building materials they used and which worked better than the others. Everyone knew that bricks were strongest and straw was weakest. Then I challenged them to make their own houses that could not be blown down.
|"Bricks" were Legos and clearly the strongest building material.|
|For "sticks" we used large coffee stir sticks.|
|This Big Bad Wolf was very dramatic and had amazing lung strength!|
|The kids LOVED calling over the Big Bad Wolf to see if he could blow down their houses.|
We were pretty loose with the concept of "house." It often ended up more of a pile. :)
|That house went right off the table!|
|You have to try blowing down your own house before you can call over the Big Bad Wolf.|
|This house survived the first test.|
|For "straw" we used small plastic coffee stir straws. The kids definitely had to use their imaginations building houses with these materials. They did a great job with it.|
|We kept a tall on the white board to analyze which building material was strongest.|
In the end the brick houses always prevailed!
|Can't go wrong with Legos!|