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This is a fun and engaging activity that we recently did at after school care. You need plan for it a bit, saving up cardboard and various other materials that can be used to make a bridge.
Somethings that can be used include:
I found that it was easier to have groups of four to make one bridge. That way kids can bounce ideas of each other and work through it as a team. It is also best to have a minimum size of the bridge but make sure the measurement is easily at hand. I used a clipboard to make sure the space between tables always stayed constant for all the groups, of course there are always some sneaky children!
Here are some pictures of what they came up with:
In addition to this you make it a competition to see who can make the longest bridge or the strongest bridge.