Based on some comments in my first post on Prehistoric Times I brought over an Usborne book Who Were the First People. Anna’s interest in the topic was quite high, especially because I didn’t let her just grab a book and read it on its own. Instead we’ve been reading a couple of pages every day learning more about how people lived long-long time ago. I think she is still expecting to get to the point where they invented guns, because she is convinced that they had to have guns to protect themselves and to hunt animals.
Observe the easel in the background – I was hoping to make some “cave art” with Anna. She, however, was a lot more interested in hunting and taming animals from her outdoor farm set. All my explanations about spears fell on deaf ears – it had to be a gun yet again, and this time the gun making process involved wrapping some pipecleaners around a stick. Then the hunting began only to be interrupted unexpectedly by our gardeners. There was some crying, since daughter hates her games to be stopped in the middle.
I really wanted to try my hand at constructing a prehistoric hut (without using glue). After several unsuccessful attempts I found a solution in using Tinkertoys, pipecleaners and rubber bands. A barbecue Playmobil guy has settled in the hut. Well, at least he has fire… and an airplane to escape in case of emergency.