Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Playtime

It looks like my poor grandson has inherited the tendency for wicked morning bedhead from his maternal grandmother.  (So sorry, Dane)


His Uncle Kevin (my son) brought him a box of heavy cardboard spools from where he works.  Now when Kevin was this age himself, he would open birthday or Christmas gifts, leave the toys on the floor in a forgotten corner, and play for hours with the empty boxes.  I was not surprised that he thought this would be a great play option for Dane.

And he was right.  These spools were made into castles and tunnels and roads and people and served for hours of quiet playtime.

And, of course, the box they came in went to good use as well.

11 comments:

  1. Great toy -- sure beats a video game!

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  2. I love kids with creativity who love to build with non-traditional things such as cardboard spools. Way to go, grandson!

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  3. These are the types of toys that keep the imagination growing. We need more of this!

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  4. I love it when I see kids do this.

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  5. Creativity generated toys are the best. Looks like ol' bed head had a great time at his grannies!! My oh my has he grown.

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  6. Hey, those look like fun to me also. Great for creativity. So much better than pushing a button on a hand held gadget to annihilate an alien being.

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  7. My grandie is the same -- he finds such pleasure in things such as measuring cups and spoons, or an old file folder. So much for all the toys he has!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  8. I love this type of creative play activity for kids. Who says it has to be electronic?

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  9. And yet, somehow, he works the bedhead.

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  10. "Just wrap a box and forget the toy" my husband always says. Thanks for linking up with me on Say It Saturday!

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  11. Isn't it great when kids use their imagination and can play for hours? The simple things often give the best times:)

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