Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Activity Day: spin a web

That spandex-clad snarky teenager with radio-active blood affectionately known as Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man is very popular with both Miss M and Little Guy.  So when I asked Little Guy if he wanted to build a web in the kitchen today, he was ecstatic!  All it takes is a table and chairs and a spool of kite string.

We’ve done this activity before (where did all these spools of kite string come from anyway?), but this time Miss M was able to do all the “webbing” herself.

The results are magical! An airy suspended web for the kids to play in (and over and under and around and through).  They’ve been at it for over an hour already with nary a word of disagreement or squabble.

They even decided to eat their lunch in their “web kitchen in the real kitchen.”  Of course, they invited some plush friends to join them.

The best part?  Hubby is planning to take us all out to dinner tonight, so I don’t have to dismantle their web before supper time and they can play again tomorrow!  Homeschooling in a web-cave? Yes, please!

What sort of play structure do your kids like to build?

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea - am forwarding it to Grandkids

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    1. I hope they have fun with it! I used kite string, but you could use yarn or twine or whatever you happen to have on hand! :-)

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  2. Very cute! My 9 year old would love this! My kids use cushions, tons of pillows, and blankets to make super soft structures! It's the only way my daughter can give herself some protection from her brother - he is so rough!! lol Plus the little one (16 months) joins in too now so it helps catch him when he falls. ;)

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    1. Soft forts are the best! After I took these pictures, Miss M dragged all the pillows and blankets off the beds into the "web" and set up "rooms" inside it. Isn't it fun to watch them play?! :-)

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