|Dress up and go into a ship, cave or a giant's mouth...|
|A fan generated wind tunnel...|
|Watch out for the lion!|
The younger ones played a long time inventing different scenarios in which they might find themselves enclosed inside something. I've read somewhere along the way that children are learning to creatively solve problems when they are imagining themselves in different situations. So nice to know that our lions, tigers, orphan babies, or tea party goers are engaged in active play and learning at the same time.
|Can't you just imagine yourself in a flower garden? Oh the smell...|
|Fireball's impression of his new baby brother....|
Another fun thing we've started somewhere along the way is purchasing cards from our kids. They fold a paper and draw on the front and there's a great card to send for a thank-you or a birthday. Who doesn't appreciate a child's drawing? I'd rather add some change to my child's piggy bank, then line the pocket of a mass producing card manufacturer. Not that I don't enjoy a store bought card, either, but you'll have to admit they are ridiculously expensive for what you're going to get out of it.
Well, that's all our latest and greatest idea's for now.....