Young Innovators: Playscapes (Design Bootcamp for Kids)

Young Innovators: Playscapes (Design Bootcamp for Kids)

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YOUNG INNOVATORS: PLAYSCAPES, is a design boot camp for kids ages 8-13 years old that explore the use of innovative and creative thinking in solving everyday, real world problems. This course shall introduce young creatives to the SoFA Method, a unique approach to design thinking that encourages an exploration of self by using the students’ personal stories to produce a design concept, and in turn, developing it into a design innovation.

The students will be presented with a design challenge each session and encouraged to come up with their own prototypes using available or recycled materials found around the home. A culminating activity shall take place at the last session for students to present their works to their parents/guardians/friends and some guest teachers.





Course Structure: The workshop will be done via distance learning through applications like Zoom and Google Classroom. It is advised that parental/adult supervision is provided to support the learning needs of students. 


Session 1 

Idea Generation: Story Time

The Most Awesome Day Ever!

Session 2 

Design Challenge 1: Desk Lamp

Session 3 

Design Challenge 2: Nap Pod

Session 4 

Design Challenge 3A: Treehouse Playscape

Session 5 

Design Challenge 3B: Treehouse Playscape


Session 6 

Culminating Presentation: A Show and Tell of Design Creations


Faculty: IDr. Charlene Joyce Faustino



Certificate of Attendance will be given to each student who has successfully completed the program.

Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable. Please be informed that once the Workshop has started payment for the program will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Name Registration. In order to properly enroll to the Workshop the name to be registered should be the name of the student.


This course is ideal for kids ages 8 to 13.


Laptop or tablet with internet access

  • Equipped with a program or application where students can consolidate/organize pictures of their drawings, concept and models for their culminating activity/presentation (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Phone or tablet applications are accepted as well

    - A design thinking journal; writing/drawing materials

    - 3-5 rolls of masking tape

    - Stapler

    - Recycled materials (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, carboards, egg cartons, reusable jars or plastic containers, fabric)

    - Molding clay

    - Popsicle sticks, straws

    - Rubber bands, yarn or any type of string

    - Loose parts (a variety of small items: beads, buttons, feathers, screws, pebbles, lids)



    NOTE: In this course, the role of parents/adult is critical and supervision to set-up the materials and needs is necessary. Please provide an area free of distractions with access to internet. The space should have an area for working.