Last Weeks challenge from Unplug your Kids was rough.... again I had to think hard =)
We made a poster that had both Rough and Smooth Columns and I got them to collect things from around the house that would suit. But I made the mistake of mentioning that we could used the hand saw and "rough saw" some wood. Miss 5 actually said "Are you really really going to let us play with the really sharp saw?" She was very excited!! They gave up on the list finding straight away and wanted to do the sawing.
They did so well, I even helped them along a bit, but they didn't really need my help.. they were so good at it... but it took them over 20 mins to get a third of the way through a bit of wood, so I begged them to finish up so I didn't have to supervise anymore... They were upset, so I won the over by allowing them to sand the rough wood with some sandpaper.
Some of the Comments the girls made have made me rethink how often we use "real" tools at home
"This is so cool"
"We are like Bob the Builder"
"You are so good at it Mummy" (cause I could go fast ;)
"It would take FOREVER to build a house this way"
They loved it so much, I am glad I threw all Occupational Health and Safety Rules out the window and let them saw in dresses and no shoes (not advisable but Miss 5 never wears shoes)
Cause Bob the Builder wears ballet flats and a peasant skirt ;)
Intense Concentration = Tongue hanging out
Look how much we cut!
Sanding - Mum was freaking out about kids cutting wood with an old rusty saw.. not wearing shoes!
This weeks Challenge: HOT