Middle Schoolers Are Awesome

ADVENTURE INTO THE AWESOMENESS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

This week we celebrate the AWESOME-ness of middle schoolers!! Of course, we believe you are awesome 365 days of the year (or this year, 366 days!), but this week is a special shout out to our favorite group of people.

If you have ever worn earmuffs or jumped on a trampoline you can thank an innovative adolescent for that! Keep reading for innovative fun facts and ideas to try out! 

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MOMENT OF JOY

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Baby laughs and laughs at ripping paper (1:43)


THE GOOD STUFF

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Watch + Learn

As a caregiver, you know all too well that sprinkled within all of the amazingness are complicated and at times challenging and confusing behaviors. These changes can be attributed to a developing brain and a process called neural pruning (2:16).

 

Family Adventure-tivity

We believe middle schoolers are empathetic, innovative, and inspiring and we hope you do, too! Take a peek at this message from middle schoolers. Discuss what moments stand out to each family member.

Looking for new mealtime conversation starters? Use the following questions as prompts and let the chatting begin! Don’t talk with your mouth full! 

  • What invention has made the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

  • How can ideas from middle schoolers change the world?

 

Student Design Challenge

Check out 10 great inventions from students your age. Now come up with your own invention. Accept the Invent the Future Challenge from kid-museum.org. This year’s challenge question is “What will you make to protect life on this planet?”

Here’s three easy steps from kid-museum to start your invention:

 

 

  • Prototype: Do you have paper? Tape? Then you can make a prototype! Using maker skills and household items, build a simple model of your design — and see it come to life! 

 

Don’t forget to share with us over on Facebook and Instagram @tomtodideas OR email it to us ay dailyadventures@tomtodideas.com

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Thank you and Adventure on! – The TomTod Team

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