(Goblin is 36 months)
I love carving pumpkins for Halloween but I'd been wondering how to get Goblin involved without ending up in a real life blood and guts Halloween scene. He has been pretending to drill things for about a month now. I have no idea where he picked it up from (probably Bob the Builder), but it keeps him amused for ages. He usually uses random sticks. So I decided in true Montessori style that rather than just do pretend play I would buy him his own drill. You can pick adult ones up really cheap on Amazon but I opted for a slightly more expensive one because it was smaller - specially adapted for children's hands.
We used a big and a small drill bit so that we got a variation in size of hole. And I put a battery operated tea light in it to avoid the whole 'pumpkin burning down house' scenario. I think the final product is really beautiful.
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I love your photo of the pumpkin with the light shining through all the holes.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! We had carpentry in my classroom and it was great for fine motor and practical life... But we never thought if drill-the-pumpkin!ReplyDelete
I love this idea, the pumpkin turned out so cute and what a great way that they can be involvedReplyDelete
Super cute, Nico would love this!ReplyDelete
The pumpkin is gorgeous and I am so impressed that he drilled it! Great idea!ReplyDelete
Love the pumpkin!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I was wondering how I could get my 3 year old involved in pumpkin carving. This might work!ReplyDelete
It looks beautiful and I love the way you involved your son.My kids would love this,too.Now off to check the drill ;)ReplyDelete
I want one of those drills now! And I just love how you shared a photo of your kitty. I do that sometimes with my posts. He just loves being a part of the action.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Thank you so much for linking up to Learning Laboratory!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic. Great idea!ReplyDelete
Oh, how neat!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!ReplyDelete
I featured you on my blog today.Such a great activity!ReplyDelete
This is awesome! I love the practical life idea of drilling a pumpkin, and it turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and added your post link to my Montessori-Inspired Halloween Activities at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/10/16/montessori-inspired-halloween-activities/ReplyDelete
Simple but effective and great fun to makeReplyDelete
That's fantastic, I love that he was using a proper drill and using it well. Good work!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.