Tuesday, February 15, 2011
old spools: new blocks
My mother is doing some spring cleaning out in California. She had a collection of wooden spools that were searching for a good home. I just knew that I could come up with something if she shipped them my way. I jotted down a few ideas before they arrived on my doorstep yesterday...
But for now, I think they have become our new blocks. Look who dove in the moment the box was opened! Sorting heaven- a perfect math manipulative!
First she sifted through looking for unique ones... then came classification time. It wasn't long before there was a run to the doll house for some props. We've left them out in the middle of the floor for continued play.
Here's last night's impromptu Valentine's Day Tea of the feline variety... you can't imagine how tiny those hearts are!
I see a super tall burlap bucket in my future... one to hold all of these new "wooden blocks". Fresh tools/toys our a perfect antidote to the February blahs. There seem to be enough to share (understatement of the year... holy moly, mom!), so I'll let you know when I get to working with them, myself. Please share if you have any spool projects of your own!