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Growing up in Pittsburgh, my sons have developed a fascination with bridges. Anyone who lives in the area can attest to the fact that you would be hard pressed to travel throughout the city without crossing at least one. We recently decided to re-read one of our favorites, Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Iggy is an imaginative and resourceful little boy in second grade in Ms. Lila Greer’s class who loves architecture.
Throughout the story Iggy finds a way to build something amazing from anything he comes across. Food. Rocks. It doesn’t matter when you are a tenacious little boy! This story set the stage for a wonderful afternoon of creating! Using some household items, the boys began building bridges and other structures. We experimented with apples, books, DVD cases, toothpicks, marshmallows. The sky was the limit!
Here are a few pictures from our day!
If you love Iggy, meet his classmates!
Other favorites for your budding architect…
STEM Activities for Iggy Peck, Architect
- Iggy Peck Architect Lesson Plan
- Engineering Activities
- Unplugged Play: STEM Build-A-Bridge Challenge
STEM-Related Toys for K-4