Build Your Own Computer Activity

$3.50

Your students are going to love learning about the parts of a computer while building their own on paper! These little laptops turn out so adorable you can’t resist smiling when you see the finished products.

In addition to the lift-the-flaps laptop, there is a matching page with definitions of the computer parts for a little added academics.

Use the included pictures to guide you through putting the computer together, but know that it can also be totally customized to meet your needs. You can make it as simple (a coloring activity) or as complicated (learn and label the computer parts) as you need it to be.

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Get ready to add some fun and excitement to your computer science or STEM time with this incredible resource! Our lift-the-flaps laptop activity is the perfect way to teach your students about the parts of a computer, all while building their own on paper. Not only will your students have a blast creating their very own mini laptop, but they’ll also love showing off their adorable finished products.

This resource includes everything you need to get started, including a matching page with definitions of the computer parts for added academic value. Use the included pictures to guide you through putting the computer together, or customize it to meet your specific needs. You can make it as simple (a coloring activity) or as complicated (learn and label the parts of a computer) as you need it to be.

With options for the laptop frame, keyboard (blank or filled in, windows, chromebook, or mac layout), and icons pages (print the option that works best for you), you’ll have everything you need to create a truly unique and engaging activity for your students. And don’t forget the matching activity and answer key, which will provide additional academic value while reinforcing key concepts.

So if you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your students about the parts of a computer, look no further than our lift-the-flaps laptop activity! With easy-to-follow instructions and endless possibilities for customization, this resource is sure to become a favorite in your classroom.

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7 reviews for Build Your Own Computer Activity

  1. nfcs (verified owner)

    Teaching computer skills in classrooms without individual devices has been very challenging. This was a great activity to do with all grade levels. I was able to adjust this to use with my kindergarten students all the way through 5th grade. Being able to personalize their laptops made the activity fun for them. I enjoyed seeing their creativity on the desktop and browser screens.

  2. Patricia D. (verified owner)

    My students enjoyed seeing what was inside a cb. I had an actual cb taken apart for them to look at while we put the paper one together.

  3. CHrysanthe G. (verified owner)

    Such a great way to learn about the insides of a computer. The best part was that each student was able to take it home and play with it. I shrunk the pages down to half size since I have 125 students. Also, there were several students who are not scissor ready so having sets of precut pieces was key. Each child was given the chance to cut but if the pieces were really mangled, I gave them good ones to glue down. It was tons of fun.

  4. Theresa P. (verified owner)

    I used this during distance learning — but we send home worksheets and materials to the students every two weeks so this was still a hands-on project for the students, not digital. It was a great project for the students. They loved “building” their own computers and it helped them visualized the inside components of the computer as well. This was a project for my kindergarten technology classes. I will continue to keep using this.

  5. Kim G. (verified owner)

    Great product! Due to covid, my students do not have access to technology. With this product, my students continued to be engaged.

  6. Buyer (verified owner)

    Our school’s network is down due to a cyberattack and I needed quick and easy computer science lessons and this was perfect! I have students for 40 minutes a day and this activity spanned 3 days. The students have had so much designing their own computer and also learned about the basic parts inside their computers. They can’t wait to take them home! Great resource!

  7. Patricia D. (verified owner)

    My students enjoyed seeing what was inside a cb. I had an actual cb taken apart for them to look at while we put the paper one together.

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