Children will get to use their creativity, practise working with others and use their craft skills in a milk carton multiplication activity. The children will be divided into smaller groups and tasked with designing a new product from an empty milk carton. In addition to the design work, the children can think about issues such as the price of the product and its environmental impact, and practise selling it. At the end of the session, all groups have the opportunity to present their ideas through a product and sales pitch.
The activity can be built up into a large package or be carried out over a few days.
- The child recognises his/her own strengths and is confident in his/her abilities in everyday situations.
- The child practises cooperation and interaction skills, self-help, and shared responsibility.
- The child learns about the components and meaning of sustainable lifestyles through his/her everyday life.
- The child learns about safe behaviour in digital environments and experiments with different devices and tools. The child will be inspired to explore, use and produce messages in different environments, including digital ones, strengthening his/her multilingual skills.
What entrepreneurship skills does the tool reinforce?
Identifying opportunities, creativity, vision, evaluating ideas, ethical and sustainable thinking, mobilising resources, planning and managing, and working with others.
- The milk carton can be replaced by any similar object.
- Design work can be completed using paper or digital devices where possible.
- A discussion on sustainability could be included, for example a discussion about recycled materials.
- A good idea is to invite people from outside the group – such as parents children from another group or representatives of local businesses – to come along to the presentation of new product ideas.