Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015 by

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Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.

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To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children through play while teaching new habits for sustainable living.

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Inside of the pack are 12 cardboard tubes in three sizes which contain emergency equipment, gardening hand tools, seeds, and dry seed raising mixture.

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Six small tubes have vegetable seeds which can be planted as miniature potted plants right in the tubes.

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With the gardening pack, the children learn about where their food comes from, while feeling a sense of ownership, responsibility and entrepreneurship.

Learn here to make your own dry seed raising mix.

h/t Trendland. Photos via Ryan Romanes.

 

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