A pile of sticks

Last week I took the children to a playground in Landsborough for a quick run around. We’d seen this playground from the road each time we headed up the hill to Maleny and always meant to go there. In the end it was a bit of a grown-up playground: the monkey bars were very high, the slide was accessible only by scaling a  high and nearly vertical wall with a metal chain to hold on to. The balancing beam was also a bit high and scary for people who have only short legs … there were some swings and another slide (with ladder) off to the edge of the playground, so that is where we spent most of our time … until the bundle of sticks was spotted.

He didn’t even say anything. He walked right up to it and got to work.

Within moments it began taking shape.

And it was just too intriguing to stay away … so he made a path with left over sticks for walking around …

and around … all the way around the tree …

what else could one do except follow the path?

… the three-year-old provided the singing to keep the work moving along …

An hour’s worth of wonderful and fulfilling play … with a pile of sticks.

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  1. Pingback: Playing with sticks, a child’s exploration of the world of nature | Parenting Fun Every Day

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