I’m going back into the vaults a bit for this post – last month I led a kids after school program, called Builder Fest. Kids used their imaginations to turn simple household objects into wonderful feats of architecture.

PicMonkey Collage

What always inspires me is how kids can find excitement in even the simplest activities, especially if they’re presented in an engaging manner – all too often we hear that “kids today” are only interested in high-tech gadgets and expensive, fancy toys. The kids in this program were so excited to build with the plastic cups that we had to practically kick them out when the program ended! The imagination is a powerful force that needs only a bit of encouragement to turn plastic cups into towering castles, and marshmallows into geometric wonders.


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