Sunday, February 03, 2008

Unplugged Project : Pipe Cleaners


We had a nice time with pipe cleaners this week for the unplugged project. My husband started by making letters with our 5-year old. He wanted to spell "train" - surprise, surprise - so that it what they did.

There were some remaining pipe cleaners and the next time I turned around, my son had made a hat. Once our 2-year old saw the hat, he wanted one too so I helped him make a hat as well. The hats have especially been a hit. They made them yesterday and have been wearing them off and on today too. In the photos, we have Clifford modeling the lovely hats.

The one on the left is the one I helped my 2-year old with and the elaborate one on the right (which used most our pipe cleaners!) is the creation of my 5-year old.

8 comments:

Claire said...

Clifford looks most fetching in his hats :-)

I'm pleased they had fun.

Heather said...

I have tried so many different things with my youngest on making letters, I never thought of pipe cleaners tho. thanks for the great idea. Oh and I love clifford's hat

Jess said...

These are great ideas. The hats are adorable!

Andrée said...

There has been a lot of kinesthetic learning with these pipe cleaners! I remember my pre-reading days, drawing letters in the dirt. Same idea. I'm thinking it helps kids learn more easily.

Jenny said...

I never thought of using pipe cleaners to make letters either! And the hats are cute- how cool that they played with them for awhile, too.

Kate in NJ said...

LOL, Great minds must think alike..
Looks like you had so much fun..we did too. I forgot how much fun pipe cleaners are!

reprehriestless warillever said...

Clifford's hats are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Mom Unplugged said...

I love the hats, how fun! It's funny that you and Kate both did letters. For some reason I would never have thought of that. It is a great idea though, and very Montessori!