Note: Slide #5 shows this video w/the caption "Playing or Working?"

Additional Resources-
Iconic Pattern Play-
Iconic Pattern Play article by Dr. Henry Olds, Jr. and Dr. Walter F. Drew
Patterns with Pixie 2 video of Dr. Henry Olds "Kids, Cameras, Creativity and Cognition"
Pattern Play Project Dr. Olds' website with examples
Institute for Self Active Education- ISAE Dr. Walter Drew's site
Pixie software free 30-day trial, NOTE: If you want to begin without creating your own pattern pieces, there is a "pattern play" folder in the Pixie stickers. It is located inside the "objects" folder.

Scratch-
Scratch website projects, tutorials, resources
Download scratch free software download
Lifelong Kindergarten at MIT Media Lab further reading and information

Fantastic Contraption online physics puzzle game
Fantastic Contraption 2 seems that there has been an upgrade to a newer version of the fantastic contraptions game, with more features. Both versions start with a helpful tutorial introduction to the game and the different building blocks for the contraptions. I recommend not skipping the tutorial. Beware the ads.

Whizzball on DiscoveryKids.com website build and solve puzzles. You do have to "sign in," with only a name. Warning: The puzzles are named by their creators, and some of the names use some not very nice words.
Lego Digital Designer

Additional resources on creativity and play:



Thinking Creatively- Inventing the Possible wiki from Linda Nitsche's presentation on creativity in schools, Educon 2.2
Play=Learning -Benefits of Play
Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills: NPR story