Build Your Own Computer Activity

$3.50

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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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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. Updated 2/12/20 to replace the Disk Drive with USB Ports!

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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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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I’m a technology standards expert who makes technology curriculum for elementary computer lab teachers. Here you’ll find full year technology lessons, supplemental activities for each of the technology skills, and fun resources that review technology skills throughout the year. 

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Build Your Own Computer Activity

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