Design challenges for first grade? Yes, you can do it. Young children love to be read to and as teachers we want to promote that comprehension skill whenever possible. Choose a great read-aloud and create a design project based on that. Go beyond the "Three Little Pigs" and try to incorporate new stories as well.
Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Objective: Using the materials provided, can you create a boat that will sail the farthest distance on three puffs of air?
white paper, cardboard
Styrofoam bowls, aluminum foil
paper clips, straws