Fun Enrichment Activity —21 Elephants Still on the Bridge 有趣的文化充实活动 21只大象走过大桥


We had a wonderful day for enrichment activities. We did a very interesting experiment building a bridge. The activity get inspired by  the news “21 Elephants Walked Across the Newly-Opened Brooklyn Bridge to Prove Its Safety”

有课堂充实活动真是好玩的一天。我们做了一个有趣的实验自己造一座桥。这个活动的灵感来源于一条新闻 :21只大象横跨过新运行的布鲁克林大桥以此证明它的安全性。

To introduce the reason why do we choose the activity as a enrichment subject, we read a story book named  He’d walk his troupe of elephants across it.  


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After the story , the students knew about the history of the open of the Brooklyn Bridge and they showed the great interests to this activity.Some of them even can’t wait to do build their own bridges and do the test. But what materials do we use? How can we build a bridge? And How do we test?


The materials we had are,popsicle sticks , the small size paper cups, and the plastic animal toys.

The purpose is building a bridge with given materials  which can  undertake at least 21 animals .

The rules are , you have to do team work;you have to use  the paper cups  and the sticks in your own way, the bridge can not be knocked down.

我们的材料是:冰棒的棍子,小号的纸杯,还有一些塑料的小动物玩具。我们的目标是:用所给材料造一座自己的桥。你的桥必须可以承担至少21只小动物。我们的规则是 1,你必须是团队活动,2,你必须用所给材料,3,你的桥不能倒塌

Before we start, we reviewed some farm animals names we knew and learned more jungle animals in Chinese. In the process of making the bridges, we practiced the animal names as well. We do have fun and we do learn.


Giving the rules and materials, the students get started very soon. At the very beginning Two team didn’t work together very well so that they can’t even build a complete bridge by themselves. After some discussion and reflection, they realized that they need to discuss first and get a plan ahead and then get stick to that plan.


After dozen minutes, all of them did a great job and complete the mission. Everybody was so happy about the games and feel proud of themselves.



We learned how to work with your team members and we  achieve a goal by working hard and we won the happiness of being successful and we encourage each other and show our congrats when people are successful .


The enrichment day is very meaningful and fun.We even practice how to encourage each other in Chinese and we counted the animals in Chinese as well. We love the enrichment day.





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