For this quick 15 minute building challenge, students were given a five sided cardboard cube and a selection of materials. They were assigned a snow person looking for a new home who has very specific needs and desires. The students were challenged to build a home that meets their snow persons requirements in 15 minutes or less.
The students in grades 2 through grade 8 had the option of participating in this challenge. Here’s an example of a snow person requirement list for grades 6-8:
Alfred would like:
A red front door and a green back door, the front door must open and close and measure 4”tall and 2 ½” wide
Three windows (they can be just drawn in) with red curtains, that measure 1”x1” square
A bed that has a blue blanket that measures 3”x5”
*BONUS: An area rug with yellow, orange, and blue stripes, a wall clock, and a snow cat