|Can I flip it?|
|Yes I can!|
It reminded me of that tv program "Whose Line is it Anyway?" where the contestants were given a prop and had to think of as many uses for it as they could. Planks have been used for a lot of stuff in our garden, some of which I know I've mentioned already in this blog and others a bit more random, so here's a run down of a few!
|Making the plank roof.|
|This will be the chimney!|
|Inside the plank tent.|
|When's it going to tip?|
|A like-a-bike challenge|
Martin made this temporary see-saw for the boys and it worked really well, tho looking at the picture now I can't believe they didn't keep tumbling off! They definitely had lots of fun with it:
- Balancing on and jumping off
|It's a long way down!|
|That's more like it.|
We've had lots of plank ramps for endless wheeled toys to drive up and down, for bikes to do jumps over, and even for the kids to climb up.
- Tool practice
- Other randoms
|Modelling the soggy-trousers look|
|Art in the long grass.|
Danny once spent a lot of time being a surfer by lying on a plank and shouting "paddle... paddle... pop-up!" before falling off onto the grass and pretending to be eaten by a shark! Plus they both used the plank as a cat walk when their big sister became a model and they thought they'd rather like to do some modelling too!
And if, like us, you're likely to leave a plank lying around on the grass for days after you've finished playing with it you can investigate what happens to the grass it covers and which creatures set up home underneath it.
So there you go. It's even possible to be creative with something as basic as a plank of wood. What else could we try?
|Toy coconut shy.|
Here's a clip of the professional prop-guys to make you chuckle: