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,
rode flying horses,
and swung across.
Bridges made it easier for her,
and a flat bridge was even better.
But then the cliffs crumbled and the gap got wider.
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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