We wrapped up another week of Transportation Station and this week we made DIY Tinker Toys. Do you remember Tinker Toys from when you were a little kid?
They’ve apparently made a comeback and the little guy has a few sets of them that he’s gotten for Christmas over the years.
I never would have thought to use simple things that we had around the house to make our own, though.
That’s where our preschool curriculum kits really come in handy. They take the guesswork out of preschool homeschool, so that I can spend more time playing and less time planning.
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DIY Tinker Toys Investigation Station
Fine Motor (5.1), Logic (20.1)
- Create your own Tinker Toys by punching (or poking) holes in cardboard tubes.
- Cut the tubes to make different lengths.
- Encourage children to insert straws into the holes.
- Explore creating different vehicles and structures.
- What rolls?
- What are you building?
- Does playing with these pieces remind you of a bike?
I can’t even get over how quick + easy these DIY Tinker Toys were to make. I mean, seriously. It only took me maybe ten or so minutes to get everything ready.
The little guy had a blast playing with them. And are ya ready for a major confession? I totally did too. Who would’ve thought, right? It made me just a tiny bit nostalgic.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Transportation Station theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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