If You Give a Mouse a Styrofoam Box…
I believe in not entertaining children all the time. Every day Smarty has some “unstructured” time where she can do whatever she pleases. Usually she spends this time reading and rarely gets in a crafting mood. However, in early January we unpacked our new family laptop, and its Styrofoam box inspired Smarty to create something. She wanted to make her own skating rink for her Playmobil figures. Neither I nor my husband had anything to do with this project or guided her – it was entirely designed and executed by her. She also thought of covering the floor of her rink with a scotch tape to make it more slippery and spent a lot of time trying different skate designs.
… She Will Ask for a Straw to Go With It
This Olympic rink became part of her small world play, but we are also playing real games with it. We certainly don’t have space for an air hockey table, but having a “straw hockey” is a good substitute. As we are playing, we are discussing Olympics and how different sports are judged. Now daughter is thinking about designing a snowboard course – I am curious to see how her implementation will look like!
More Resources About Olympics
- Follow my Olympics Pinterest Board
- Books About the Olympics from Imagination Soup
- A Roundup of Olympics Activities and Ideas from Tip Junkie
Recycle and Create
Recycle and Create
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