Thursday, May 13, 2010

City Construction

For today's Thrilling Thursday my 2 year old son, 1 year old niece, and I got down on the floor and constructed a mini city.  First we made roads with masking tape.  Then we got out blocks, boxes, and Little People's sets for the buildings.  We constructed a school, a farm, a zoo, and several block houses.  Nathan had fun building the houses and putting little figurines inside and my niece, Izy, had fun being the demolition crew and knocking them down.  Nathan didn't quite get the concept of driving his cars on the roads, and it didn't keep his attention as long as I would have liked,but we had fun while it lasted.

 I think that this activity would work better with older kids.  I am going to try it again this afternoon when my older two kids come home from school.  I think that I will totally shock them and let them play with it before they get their homework and piano practice done....And I will even go one step further and play with them like the quote from yesterday said.  I was a little bummed when Nathan didn't want to play with me anymore so I will try it again later.


Elayna said...

Stacey, you are so creative. I have found myself watching Izy the past few days wondering how she is going to be when she grows up and hoping that she will be a smart, good girl. I am so glad that you watch her and much of what she learns and becomes will be because of you. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your career. You are helping to create great people. You are a wonderful mother and person. Hopefully the older kids will play with your "City" more, I am sure they will.

Shaun&jennifer said...

You are so great!! I could handle tape on the floor better than Thomas the Train tracks EVERY WHERE!!

Jamie Bowers said...

Hey Stacey! What a cute blog and fun ideas! I dont blog much anymore but I definitely want to follow yours! I look forward to the fun activities with the kiddos!

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