Tuesday, January 05, 2010
dodecahedron and toothpicks.
Our days have been co-co-cold and we have been spending more time inside. While we do love snowball fights and fort building, G has a hard time breathing in the frigid temps with the asthma. There is plenty to do inside, even if it is below zero out.
A few weeks back we saw a fun idea at Child's Play (yet another one of my favorite blogging families going to live in an RV!)...gumdrop geometry. The boys have built 2D and 3D shapes - as well as all kinds of structures - lots of fun!
It is interesting - G wants to create the shapes from a list we found for ideas, and check them off one by one as he builds them. He also enjoys combining colors and patterns.
A, on the other hand, wants to connect all of the shapes into ships, robots, buildings, and bridges...
...and he loves repeatedly saying words like dodecahedron (try saying that one 5 times) and tetrahedron.
As they like to say, "two boys, two worlds." ;)