Today in Break it! Make it! we made ‘sew it bright’ bracelets. First, we drew a picture of a design and then we cut it out in felt. Then we glued the design onto a felt bracelet. After this, we sewed conductive thread from the lily pad to an LED light on our design. Because we worked in pairs, one of us sewed the positive to positive and one of us sewed the negative to negative. We then put a battery in the lily pad holder and it lit up! We liked this project because we like to sew and we like to make things light up. Next time we would like to try making our clothes light up!
“First when we came into Make It! Break It! we had a talk about what we were going to make that day. Then we got split into groups, I was with Nadia & Natalia. Angel & Bianca were together and the other Natalia was with Priscilla. After we were in groups, we started to make Lego Faces. First we needed to get the lego pieces and then we assembled it. At the end we connected NXT driver to the Lego Face. We put on wheels and got to watch it move! My favourite part of todays project was working in teams, putting together the pieces and wheels and watching it move! I would like to try this again with more robots!”
– Rachel, Age 9
One of our fantastic mentors, Nyasha Mhandu, brought a bit of Thailand to the Clubhouse after she came back from an incredible visit there. The members greatly enjoyed the workshop and learned loads about a new culture. Check out the details on Nyasha’s blog here.
Thomas and Derek propose to the young people an amazing activity at the clubhouse. The young people learn how to walk on stilts with mentors. They practice safety by learning to fall and climb stairs outside the clubhouse before going out on the streets. They control their fear of being so tall while having a good time. The young people experience how it feels to be tall. Most of the young people on their stilts are taller than the mentors. The young people are reaching new heights with this fun activity !
This past Tuesday, our younger Clubhouse members traveled to Sugarloaf Mountain for a hill walk. With clear blue skies and a nice breeze, the clubhouse members scaled the rocks on the mountain and while taking in the breathtaking views during our journey to the summit. Once we reached the top we enjoyed a picnic lunch and also discovered wild blueberry bushes growing nearby. The clubhouse members collected enough blueberries to use to make blueberry muffins back at the clubhouse the following day. What a fantastic day!