Kids design a game for their school



Grade schoolers at the Educatio School in Livingston, MT met after school every day for three weeks to work on design thinking projects together as a team. For their final project, the kids conceived and launched a fishing game for their tree house space, drawing and sewing rainbow trout “stuffies” complete with magnetic features and DIY stick and metal fishing rods. I am not a trained teacher but I love working alongside students to learn to create, improvise, and improve together. Grateful for schools like Educatio who foster a safe space for learning by doing!!


Peruse the gallery for the process and energized results.


Materials used:

  • Reclaimed cotton canvas fabric
  • Sharpies
  • Sewing machine (thrifted)
  • Thread
  • Magnets
  • Sticks
  • Yarn (could use other string)
  • Metal washers

Ages 5-8

By allison v.

Designer and DIY'er in Detroit by way of NYC

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