KDH continues to love building, especially bridges. They also are very busy using all the recyclables to create satellites, rocket ships, boats, cars, etc. Morah Sara and I decided to combine both these interests and present them with a challenge.
One morning, we set up a collection of recyclables: toilet paper rolls, squeezy apple sauce caps, cardboard, and wood chips, together with paint stirrers, popsicle sticks, yarn and colored tape. We asked the children if they could build a bridge together using these materials. Well...
In a word: WOW!!
The children set out to work and built a large circuitous bridge, traveling over train tracks, with many ramps to enter and exit at different places. There was also a boat bridge and a bridge under a waterfall. We took the bridge (carefully) off the table that they had built it on and placed it on top of a very large long box.
I brought in microcars and trucks and the children enjoyed traveling along their amazing bridge!