Friday, January 27, 2012

working hard, or...

...hardly working? I think not.  The Children's museum has a work area where kids can use actual tools (hand drills, saws (?!), clamps, hole punches, etc) and then provides "materials" (donated empty recycleables like egg cartons) for the kids to put together with the tools. We usually avoid it like the plague (saws?! seriously?!) but we went to the museum on a whim last week and it was PACKED!  5 school buses, zero free parking spaces, PACKED. We did whatever areas were least crowded and guess what? Teachers didn't want their elementary students using the real-life saws, either! So we tried it out, and actually had a very nice time.  While there, I discovered screws screw in nicely to upside-down egg crates, and it kept Patrick and Eli busy and entertained.  In the end, Patrick nicked his finger with the screwdriver, which is what he refers to in the video, but it was seriously mild... so I thought, "I have egg cartons, screws, and screwdrivers at home, why don't I just do this there?"  So today, we did!  Take THAT, wet and windy weather!
video

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Parent win! 10 points for Kirsta

Eric and Amy said...

Ha ha ha "I'm not jabbing myself this time." lol That's awesome!!