Maker Mats for Makerspaces – Google Slides & Seesaw – Distance Learning
PreK – 5th
Arts & Music, Holidays/Seasonal, Engineering
Fun Stuff, Printables
Maker Mats are simple, creative choice boards that promote divergent thinking and creative expression. They are the perfect complement to a MakerSpace or creative learning area in any classroom or media center, with simple-open ended tasks that guide imaginations and are appropriate for even the youngest learners.
Maker Mats may also be used as an alternative form of homework for families to
take part in at home.
Students may cross off or color in squares for the tasks as they complete them, and you may choose to require students to complete a certain number of tasks each month.
You may also choose to enlarge Maker Mats in poster size form to display in your MakerSpace for students to choose from.
Includes the following:
p. 3: Maker Mat Instructions and Management
p. 4-6: MakerSpace information and suggested supplies
p. 7-16: Monthly Maker Mats
p. 17-19: Blueprint and Planning forms (3 versions)
p. 20: Parent Letter
p. 21-29: Maker App Posters
p. 30-32: Maker Website QR Code Posters
p 33: Credits
Maker Mat Badges for Student Incentives (Monthly and Yearly)
EDITABLE Maker Mat
EDITABLE Parent Letter
EDITABLE App and QR Code Poster
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Francine Brown –
This took me a while to put together, but once it was ready, it was a life saver. I would use it as “Extra fun for when you’re done” or a “Fun Friday” activity. It was great to have kids remain engaged and challenge themselves when their regular work was completed. It was also great to see how excited they were to share what they made or learned. -Francine Brown
2 Crazy Texas Teachers –
I used this resource for our at home makerspace boxes during virtual learning. I love every single thing you create. Thanks. -2 Crazy Texas Teachers
Arielle H. –
These are awesome! I’ve used them as homework alternatives, science time in class, and as an extra activity for my early finishers. They are easy to put together and keep my students engaged! -Arielle H.
D Beth F. –
This was great to use with my advanced academic students who needed an extension in their learning. They loved the challenge and engagement it provided. -D Beth F.
Morgan N. –
This is one of my favorite resources in my classroom Maker Space! The monthly challenges are a perfect way to switch things up for my creative students. -Morgan N.
Imelda A. –
My parents and students LOVE this! Such a great way to support the fast finishers in a STEAM way or to use on our Fun Fridays. It took me a while to get it set up, but it was so worth it! -Imelda A.
A J. –
My school started maker space this year and I struggled with knowing where to begin. These mats help me SO much! I am very appreciative of just handing a mat to a student. It takes all the pressure off of me! -A J.
Natania D. –
I love all the different options for each month. Coming from a STEAM school, my students really enjoy creating the different choices on the board. -Natania D.
Julie R. –
My students love these monthly challenges. It’s easy to set up and they enjoy working on these in their “May-Do” time after completing assigned work. -Julie R.
Unlocking Learning –
My school got a Makerspace this year and no one had training! This was a God-sent from Day 1! Students were highly engaged and it allowed us to use the Makerspace without me having to be trained in anything. -Unlocking Learning
Tammi M. –
My students loved getting these choice boards as part of their regular distance learning supplies and reported having fun exploring options of their choice at home. Thanks for sharing a well-made resource! -Tammi M.
Cascades of Learning –
I used this monthly as a beginning of the day choice activity for my students. They loved each month doing new things based on the mats. They really got super creative with the prompts and even started bringing in recycled items so we could be even more creative! It was a very bonding activity for my classroom. -Cascades of Learning
kira H. –
Love this resource. I like that you can use it for multiple activities. Students can use it at home with their families or it can be an early finishers activity. -kira H.
Sefora C. –
I had no idea where to begin when it came to Maker Spaces, this resource helped me start my library’s Maker Space and my students loved it! My students love completing the activities on the Maker Mats and I enjoyed giving my students an opportunity to imagine and create! -Sefora C.
Jessica S. –
My students enjoyed this resource and it was so engaging for them. I was able to use this both in-person and distance learning this last school year. It was amazing to see how the students were able to show their creativity. -Jessica S.