Building Bridges

by Deb on May 10, 2012

Bridges

It’s one of the classics – give children a pile of objects, such as newspaper, straws or pipecleaners, and tell them that they have to make a bridge across a gap that will carry a certain weight. I’m not suggesting you try that with little kids, but we did have a fun time trying to ‘get Barbie to the other side’ and I was impressed with the different suggestions the girls came up with.

So Daredevil Barbie went ballooning,

pegasus

rode flying horses,

wool

spring

and swung across.

basket

Bridges made it easier for her,

flat

and a flat bridge was even better.

combined

But then the cliffs crumbled and the gap got wider.

level

A nice level bridge meant even the cars could get across.

For some fun using only things you have lying around and some imagination, it lasted a long time and spawned lots of games. Plus there were lots of questions about ‘what do you think?’ and ‘would that work for us?’

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Astrid Sanschagrin May 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

It is wonderful idea. When I was small I used to make bridges using a match box. You can see one here. https://www.google.co.in/search?q=matchbox&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHKZ_enIN441IN441&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8lirT9_tGIOurAe159xi&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=612. I used to attach ten to fifteen matchboxes with each other and make different things including bridges.
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