Last year when I spied them sitting in an outdoor store I grabbed 5 & brought them round to the nursery playground. It didn't take long for the children to engage with them & we had weeks of fun playing with them. We decided to keep them as a 3rd term resource as we have bikes for 1st & 2nd term & then in the last term we tend to spread all over the playground with larger resources like the Community Playthings Hollow Blocks & these bins.
Before long someone had tipped a bin over & discovered the joy of rolling about inside it. This class also put one at the bottom of the slide & had a great time flying down the slide into the bin & out the other side!
Then some of them had the idea to join 2 together to make a tunnel, before long they had joined 4 in a row & they spent ages crawling form one end to the other, at times a head would pop up through the door to shout to their friends. They wanted to create a door at the end of the tunnel & figured out the Fafu Poppies were perfect for this purpose. (They did want 5 but the one at the bottom of the slide was not up for grabs)
|4 make an even better tunnel experience.|
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