Roller Coasters

Roller coasters were a topic of discussion for a few days in the Firefly room. The children decided they wanted to build one. Assembling a ball track toy became our "roller coaster challenge." Two children were paired up to figure out how to fit all the pieces together, it was harder than it looked, as it took each pair of children 10-15 minutes to complete the task. Team work,  problem solving, and listening skills were developed as the track grew taller.  The Fireflies exercised those skills to a greater degree when they designed their own roller coasters with masking tape and paper towel tubes!