On observation these past two weeks, we've noticed increased interest in a type of building block that has track like groves and holes. Marbles had been introduced in the past and small puzzle runs had been formed to allow the marbles to run, fall and change any desired direction. Well, the marble sensation has returned so we've decided to take it to new heights...literally.
Day by day, groups would form and construction began. As time progressed, group numbers would increase and so would the amount of blocks included in their designs. Each day we would add something new for them to expand their imagination. First we brought in wrapping paper tubes, then carpet roll tubes. Before you knew it, a system of piping would wrap around the gym. Then cups were added and bottoms cut out to form funnels to keep the marbles rolling on. Next saw pylons for added height and even a larger funnel when turned upside down.
In the coming days, we will continue the children's need for expanded creativity. Staying on track to find new ways to reinvent an old idea, one marble at a time.
-Andrew & Vera