Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Small World Play - State Fair, Part 1

After we went to the state fair, we did a number of play extensions based on Little C's experiences there. Small world play in itself is a 3 part series, starting with one of the most fun parts of any fair - the rides!

To make all of the rides, we used our Tinker Toy Set; for building anything rounded or moving I don't think there is anything better than Tinker Toys. I kind of wish we had more of them so I could build more things at once, or bigger things...but then I remember that we don't need more and the toys are not really for me anyway...

First we built a carousel! It took a little tinkering to perfect it, but in the end it was fantastic! It spun easily and held 8 little people that could move up and down (after I took these pictures I figured out how to add 2 more spots). Here's a close-up.

The little people are held on by small rubber bands. You should definitely supervise your child when playing with rubber bands so they don't snap themselves with it, but I couldn't think of any other way to keep the people on the carousel!

Then Daddy and Little C built a Ferris Wheel...and I forgot to take a picture :-(

Finally we built a swing ride that Minnie and Daisy thoroughly enjoyed! Another close-up:

Remember, you can build just about anything if you put your mind to it! But if that takes too much effort I'm always here with ideas :-)

Age: 2.5 years


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