sign in

Don’t have an account? Register now.

e-mail address:
password:
  cancel
  Forgot your password?
Click here to be e-mailed a new password.
Recycled Robots
Recycled Robots
crafts & activities
share with your friends!
send a quick e-mail about this to up to three friends.

to: add
from:
message:
send   cancel
Recycled Robots

For your privacy, Lakeshore will not be sending your information to any third party.
email Pin It

Celebrate National Robotics Week (April 614) and Earth Day with these fun-to-make robots!

This activity is appropriate for:
kindergarten – 5th grade / 5 – 10 years

You will need:

Directions

  1. Have each student select a recycled box to use for the robot.
  2. Invite students to cover the front, back, top and sides of their boxes by gluing on the colored foil sheets. (You may want to complete this step in advance for younger students.)
  3. Encourage children to decorate the robot using the glitter painters, construction paper (cut into shapes they choose), wiggly eyes and a variety of collage materials (e.g., buttons, beads, bolts, gems, etc.).
  4. Have students glue pipe stems to the top of the box robot for antennae and to the bottom for legs!

Learning Extension

Explain to students that National Robotics Week is celebrated in April. Discuss how robots make some things easier to do (e.g., car manufacturing, space exploration, medical procedures and so on). Tell students you are going to read a make-believe story about a very special robot. Then read aloud The Robot Book by Heather Brown. To further extend learning, encourage students to visit the following websites: “My Robot Is Better Than Your Robot” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYuOKb3gO7E) and http://gizmodo.com/5831235/william-hosts-dean-kamens-robotics-championship.

Seasonal


Summer
Summer Sand Crab
Camping Lanterns
Sponge Splashers
Summer Fun Journal
Campfire Handprint Craft
More

Special Days


Father’s Day
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

Patriotic Holidays
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin
Jack-O’-Lantern

November Holidays
Giving Thanks Centerpiece
Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Reindeer
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Peppermint Candy
Handprint Plates

Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl

Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags
Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket
More
Internet Retailer Hot 100 Award Internet Retailer Mobile 100 Award Top 500 Internet Retailer Trustwave Norton Secured PayPal
©2016 Lakeshore Learning Materials. All rights reserved.