Today's Topic: Building with Grapes and Toothpicks
Henry builds a cabin / Johnson, D. B.
Inspired by: The Artful Parent
What Kids Do:
This lesson was presented simply: Here are grapes. Here are toothpicks. I wonder what you can build using these?
Everyone seemed to start off with this basic form:
Adult Challenge of the week: Encourage your child to try out their own ideas.
Hindsight Tip: It was a bit sad to throw out all those grapes and toothpicks at the end, but I'm fairly certain they weren't very healthy to eat after all the little fingers (and sneezing and coughing) that touched them. I was glad that I'd purchased a package of grapes for EACH class session as I would have felt bad giving the second class the leftovers. Not sure what to do about the waste in a public setting like this, but at home, I would have just eaten all of them for a snack.
Variations to try:toothpicks + gumdrops, toothpicks + marshmallows, uncooked spaghetti + marshmallows, toothpicks + strawberries? whatever's in season and is slightly firm.... (apples + skewers?)