Activities needing some
Building and Making


You Must Click On The Blue  Links

Invent

Read About Some Interesting Inventors/Inventions

http://www.inventionatplay.org/sitemap.html

Try These
Invention Playhouse

Interactive: Cloud Dreamer Interactive: Puzzle Blocks
Interactive: Tinker Ball Interactive: Word Play



Whizzball
A different site where you have to invent a machine to move a ball across a field using a machine you need to invent. Great fun and like the game "Incredible Machine".
http://kids.discovery.com/games/whizzball/whizzball.html


 
BBC TechLab
Build Your Own Robot
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/robots/techlab/
If you want to see other projects with interactive things to go, go here


Postopia

A fantastic site with lots of design games
http://www.postopia.com/Games/gamepage.aspx?sitegameid=41
Here are 2
Zander's Lab
Build your own metallic buddy.
http://www.postopia.com/Games/gamepage.aspx?sitegameid=25

Kiki's Dream Room
Design your own room.
http://www.postopia.com/Games/gamepage.aspx?sitegameid=41

 

LEGO Club - Games - http://club.lego.com/eng/games/default.asp

Really Great Lego Tasks
Junkbot 1
http://www.lego.com/eng/create/activities/junkbot/
Test your LEGO building skills! Can you build bridges, stairs, walls and other LEGO constructions to help out a garbage-loving robot? Junkbot has to collect all the trash in a dangerous factory... but if you can get him through sixty tricky puzzle levels, you'll join other Junkbot masters in the Hall of Fame!
Junkbot 2 Undercover
 
http://www.lego.com/eng/create/activities/junkbot2/ 
Test your LEGO Building Skills! Junkbot is back and now he's going undercover to investigate the mysterious Project X! You'll have to build bridges, stairs, walls and more to keep him from getting caught by the guardbots and help him find all the trash cans in the underground facility.



Maths Cats
A brilliant Maths site
http://www.mathcats.com/explore.html  In particular, try this!

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/obbl/obbl.html

Distorter

A Lego-style building game.

Create anything you like using shapes other than Lego bricks.

http://www.distorter.net/builder.asp


The Following Sites Come From
http://www.largeanimal.com/games/web/?list=client
To Use them you must click on the blue links.

Click here> LEGO GALIDOR QUEST
This online RPG is the companion game to the Galidor television and
show and action figure line.

Click here> LEGO BELVILLE :: COLD NORTH
Choreograph an Ice Skating routine, cook up some Magic Spells and dress the Witch in this
collection of winter-themed Belville games.

Click here> LEGO BELVILLE :: PRINCESSES
A collection of flash games and activities.
Sorting, matching and dress-up games, plus an interactive fairytale.

Click here> LEGO :: DINOQUEST
A more adventure oriented dinosaur game.
Switch between 4 different dinosaur species and make your way through 4 different environments, each with its own challenges and objectives.

Click here> Dino Dig 2
Dino Dig tasks players to reconstruct fossilized dinosaur skeletons.

Click here> New York Philharmonic :: KIDZONE
Make Your Own Music

The site features many music games and activities here

Click here>  Block Corner
In Block Corner, players create blocks and move them using a simple scripting language. A learning tool used worldwide for kids all ages.
Click here> Little Robots
Stretchy's Junkyard and Sporty's Obstacle Course are two game activities created for Little Robots, an animated program produced by the BBC.
BBC games are here and are different and excellent.
Click here> Baby's Bedroom
In Baby's Bedroom, an interior design game, players paint, pattern, and customize every aspect of each baby's room.
Click here> Make a Crazy Dog In this game, created for Berkeley Breathed, players create flawed but lovable canines with the one and only Flawed-Dog-o-Matic 3000.

 


Wacky Tales
Allow the computer to make a story for you after you have added some words.
Lots of different sites and tale makers at my sites here  or  here.

 

Vector Park

http://www.vectorpark.com/

One you may like to try!

http://www.vectorpark.com/levers.html

 


Design A Room :-
Room Makers
Great site for designing rooms and houses using blueprints
http://www.smallblueprinter.com/ver5.html
Design Your Own Classroom Layout
h
ttps://www.childcrafteducation.com/cc/classroom.asp 
Also,
http://www.cfg.gov.uk/service/room%20planning/cfg_service_free_software.html
and
Graphical Modelling - design your classroom
http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/qca/ks2/unit5A/graphicalmodelling/index.html

Design a Room
More detail here
Kiki's Dream Room

http://www.postopia.com/games/gamepage.aspx?sitegameId=41
and
http://www.designaroom.net/

and
http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/kidszone/
A wonderful site. Try It!
Design your house plan blueprints online with smallblueprinter, then take a 3D walk through your design.

Design Your Dream Garden
Design your dream garden online - drag - drop - print .... your new garden design.
Design a garden from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg2/virtual_garden/shockwave/garden.shtml
Another
http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/kidszone/garden/
Another
http://www.kiddonet.com/index.pl?KN=1&activityUrl=http://www.kiddonet.com/kiddonet/garden/


Design an ICT Suite
http://www.ipas.ngfl.gov.uk/ilr/ics/htm/main.html


Soda Play :

Construction Of  Weird Moving "Things"!

http://www.sodaplay.com/


 

Make A Face

1. With This One click the dot to choose the thing to add.

Then click on the apple where you want to put it.

http://apple-corps.westnet.com/apple_corps.2.html
2. Make or Dress Different Things
http://www.thekidzpage.com/freeonlinetoys/index.htm
3. Art - Practicing Portraits http://www.sanfordartedventures.com/create/tech_portrait_drag.html
Try creating a portrait on this page. Wait until all the pictures appear below, then drag them onto the face to make a funny face or a realistic portrait. (Your Web browser must support Java.) When you're done, go learn more about portraits or how to draw your own!

4. http://www.toyopia.co.uk/Facemaker.htm     

 

A Digital Building Toy
http://www.blockcorner.com/content.html
You need to read the directions!

 

Making Card-Paper Models. OFFLINE !
http://www.mcguirezone.com/goodies/toys.html
Print and Make
http://www.magicalkingdom.co.uk/craftlisting.htm
Lots Of Things To Make Off Line!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/

Additional model sites in my web pages here and here

 

Botblox
Build a structure, then add characters and set their behaviour.
http://www.mamamedia.com/areas/botblox/

 

Web Sites With Community Activities
1. Mamamedia Is wonderful!      http://www.mamamedia.com
2. http://my.cybersoup.com/  - make a website free here.
3.
Go To "Building" on the Top Menu at Alfy http://www.alfy.com/

 

Music
Music Makers
1. http://www.alfy.com/music_mania/index1.asp?FlashDetect=True

Find out whose sound you like the best. Who has the highest, lowest, softest, strongest sound?
Click at the same tempo and see if you feel like walking. Which sound is good to hear at the end?

2. Try the "record" and "play" button, and see how they work.

http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/1/11.html
3. Play your favourite tune! Create your own melody!
The squirrels will love your music!

You are the Big Scale Musician!

http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/1/12.html
Other Pianos To Play
http://www.frontiernet.net/~imaging/play_a_piano.html
http://www.csis.hku.hk/~c0911b/demo/2/JPiano.html

 

Build A Bridge Project

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bridge/build.html

or
Build a train set online.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~imaging/train_set.html 

 

The City Creator    Make A City Using The City Creator

http://www.citycreator.com

 

Light Puzzle
Excellent Puzzle - move the lenses to bend the light and hit the target.
http://laser.narr.as/laser.swf
A similar game but perhaps harder. Solve the puzzles by moving the tiles around and flipping the beam splitters. For detailed instructions, click on the "Show Help".

http://www.microprizes.com/mp55.htm


MindRover

An interesting simulation where you have to build and program a car on a track.
http://www.cognitoy.com/minimindrover/index.html
 

 

Lots Of Building and Making Activities

http://www.bonus.com

You Need To Do A Search. Use These Key Words

"build" "make" Try This

 

"Prongo" Has Building Games
Make a Dinosaur Park Game at http://www.prongo.com/dino/game.html
Create Your Own Fish Tank at http://www.prongo.com/fish/index.html

 

Plays
Create Your Own Play
Choose stars and assign their lines, then click the "Create My Scenario" button to see your work
http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/1a/11a.html



Film Making

Digital Films
http://www.digitalfilms.com/newmovie.php
Ultra Bug
http://nfbkids.ca/ultrabug/web_en/  Make your own movie

 

Virtual Pets
Lots of links
http://www.virtualpet.com/vp/links/links.htm
1. Tamagotchi
http://www.mimitchi.com/html/tindex.htm
Tamagotchi are small alien creatures from the planet Tamagotchi. Carry them around with you and how well you care for them affects what type of adult your Tamagotchi grows up to be.
2. Virtual Fish Tank [ needs Shockwave]
http://www.virtualfishtank.com
Design your own fish and release it into your personal virtual fish tank. You can also send it to the "public" fish tank to see what effect it has on the ecology.
3. Adopt Me
http://www.adoptme.com
Adopt and care for a virtual pet of your choice in a virtual village. Take them walks, watch them perform tricks, feed it, bath it and you can even take it to the vet. Reward it too.

4. Neopets - perhaps the best known. Has great games. Win to help your pet.
http://www.neopets.com
Create and care for your virtual pet online. Once you have chosen, customised and named your pet, you need to earn play money to provide for your pet.
Earn money by collecting interest from the bank, trading and winning online games.

5. Power Pets
http://www.powerpets.com

Same as the others. You need your parents to help you sign in!

6. Millipede Madness
Make a colourful millipede grow and virtually follow you.
http://www.mowa.org/kids/fun/millipede/millipedefr2.html


Great Doll Making Pages

Dress up Pages
http://www.dressupgames2.com/food.html
Diva Maker - bright and colourful
http://stormpages.com/truelynatural/diva/maker.html
Some Doll Makers for younger kids
  Here
If you find better site, please let me know and I will add them here. Thanks.
 

Art
Creative Art Projects
Online colouring book, e-cards to make and much more.
http://members.aol.com/mrsspyboy
Block Art
Create a graphic design using nothing more than the mouse imagination and "Eraser" by Michael French.
Museum of Web Art/Kids Wing
http://www.mowa.org/kids/art/X3/eraser.html


Grades 1–8: Art/Mathematics

Funny Shapes
Geometric shapes are the essence of many drawings, even cartoons. Use a variety of shapes and learn to draw.

Learn How to Cartoon With Kat
http://www.abctooncenter.com/kattoon.htm

Grades 4–8: Art

It's a Crime! A great Game.
A colourless man enters an art gallery where you're  visiting and robs the place of all its colour. Can you apply colour theory to solve the crime?
Colour Theory vs. Dr. Gray and his Dechromatizer
http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/play/color2/a1.html
There Is Lots Of Other Great Art Activities On This Site Here
Make Your Own Books
Comic Book - print only
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/comicbook/
Make Your Own Activity Books - lots of choices
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/index.shtml
Online Craft Studio
Make your own animated clay pot from scratch; play with mud and other fun things.
http://www.handsoncrafts.org

 

Learn to Type
http://kids.learn2type.com

Interactive, FUN Things To Do In Maths

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.htmlb

Turtle Graphic Programming
- great programming games

 

 

 

 

 

Year k - 2
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_121_g_1_t_2.html?open=instructions  – Change variables to observe differences in spiral designs.
Turtle Graphics
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_178_g_1_t_3.html?open=activities
Tracing Borders - 5 To Do?
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_141_g_1_t_3.html?open=activities
Lots Of Mazes To Do
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/category_g_1_t_3.html
Year 3 - 5
Ladybug Leaf – Program a ladybug to hide behind a leaf.
Ladybug Mazes – Program a ladybug to move through a maze.
Try These - There Are Some Different Activities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_287_g_2_t_3.html?open=activities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_141_g_2_t_4.html?open=activities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_141_g_2_t_3.html?open=activities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_287_g_2_t_4.html?open=activities

Turtle Graphics  Yr 5 - 7
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_178_g_3_t_1.html?open=activities
Tangrams
Tangrams
– Use all seven Chinese puzzle pieces to make shapes and solve problems.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_112_g_2_t_4.html?open=activities
Build a Neighbourhood.
Choices are
: farm, house, building site, castle
http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/build.htm
Robots
Try your hand at designing your own virtual robot, and then put it to the test in one of our hazard-filled Zones! If that's too easy, build your own Zone or download one designed by other users.
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/R/robots/

Chat with Bots - robots you can talk to
http://perso.orange.fr/absolutenglish-972/notes/pandorabot/askmybot.html

Create an animation
http://mrl.nyu.edu/~perlin/facedemo/
Create your own animations online a email them
http://www.fluxtime.com/animate.php
NASA Simulations - Great design projects
http://quest.nasa.gov/


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