Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thought is like a little boat upon the sea

Finn got a broom for his birthday and it came in a large box. (I know...he asked for a broom LOVE HIM) The box has been tempting me all week and I did not put it out with recycling on purpose. I asked Finn what he wanted to make from it and he said wings. I was thinking amazing curved painted wings and a story about Icarus. He was thinking Buzz Lightyear Star Command wings and running round the house.
He won.

We also started messing around with potholder looms last week, but I realized he is still unsure with the over/under concept at times. I am sure it is normal to become frustrated with it and the fine motor it takes. I told him we could do it another day and then today decided to make a quick under/over box tool. We just cut slits in the cardboard and pushed ribbon through the maze as we chanted the magic words- over and under a few hundred times. It was relaxing in a weird way and he liked it.

I will post the winner of the market mag

later today :)


Unknown said...

You know, I don't think I have ever had so much fun with a box.

My daughter is fascinated with the broom. I wonder what it is about them?

Alix said...

fantastic cardboard games
I like how you enlarged the whole weaving process to make it accessible. brilliant idea

Anonymous said...

I love the under-over.. I may need to steal yet another idea from you.. :)


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