Problem Solvers

Problem Solvers

Location: indoor or outdoor

Materials: none

Children are natural problem solvers. Here are some questions you can ask to encourage this innate ability:

  • What are you working on?
  • What do you notice?
  • What did you try?
  • What happened?
  • What will you do next?
  • What else could you try?
  • What do you think will happen?
  • What was different the second time?

What We're Learning

  • self confidence
  • memory
  • flexible thinking
  • language and communication
  • problem solving
  • scientific thinking (like making predictions and using information gained in one context and using it in another)