Today is Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. At the age 12, the guy invented swim flippers. As such, today is Kid Inventor’s Day. And, as luck would have it, there is no school today.
Check it out!
The site has some great ideas and the kids will learn a lot about the process of getting a patent!
Discovery Education also has lesson plans relating. I like looking at lesson plans like this – I’m not going to have school with my kids on a holiday but sometimes there are gems of good family fun ideas! Like finding out who and how their favorite gadgets were invented! It might provide the inspiration for some perspiration to make something genius!
My son still has hopes of inventing sound proof underwear. We’ll see what happens today!