Remember those melted crayon rocks we made back in June? Well, the kids have used them for a lot of creative play over the summer and I thought it would be fun to share. They were an engaging art project to begin with and now act as prompts, accessories, and key components of some great play.
Here are some of the ways they have used the melted crayon rocks:
- As pretend food (mostly cookies and candy)
- Selling them in their play store
- Sorting and handling them (they feel great to hold!)
- Decorations (more me than them)
- Raising and lowering the rocks in a bucket using the porch pulley system
- Using them to create designs and shape letters
Some photos of creative play using the melted crayon rocks:
Selling them as candy when playing store...
And as cookies in another pretend store...
The toy cash register is from Discount School Supply, by the way, and it's great! I bought it more so the girls could learn about money (the coins and bills included are very realistic) and as a math tool for Maia. Mostly they just play with it. And Maia likes to use the calculator to whip up crazy big numbers.
What are some of your kids' favorite creative play toys and non-toys?
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