Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shake Tables in the Park

Thanks to Pepsi Refresh, I was able to build my shake table and bring it and the building supplies to the park.  I decided to up the building material limit to 100 toothpicks to see if 12" could be obtained and it was!  I decided not to

We had a lot of new faces join us this week.  We had tons of fun.  Here are just a few pics of our fun times.

Our friends learned about strong shapes and started building strong and tall!

Some friends tested their designs at each new level.

He's doing a happy dance that his tower was over 12 inches and it stayed longer than 20 seconds on the shake table.

Showing off his masterpiece.

J decided to go more jungle gym than tall tall tower.

Good building by a good friend.  It too survived 20 seconds on the shake table.  Good job, buddy!

The Leaning Tower of Pisa.  It didn't start this way.  On a fun note, a random kid stopped by the table after this tower's designer had left and asked to keep this tower.  I guess it had personality.

This Saturday will be our last official Pepsi Refresh sponsored project in the park.  We're building Lego race cars and sending them down ramps of different heights and different landing surfaces, learning about coefficients of friction.  It'll be Saturday, June 30, 9:30a-noon.  Please RSVP using the email address over on the sidebar <=== - and I'll give you the location.


  1. This is so fun! What an awesome idea to explore with your littles! I am having a feature Friday linky Party and would love for you to link this up.

    1. Hi Danielle, thanks for stopping by. I'm pretty naive when it comes to working the blog circuit. How does your Friday Linky Party work? Sorry, it looks like I missed it today :-(.