This months Big and Little theme was all Big M’s idea. No real surprise there, he loves to build. Our construction site looks a lot different than our usual pretend play areas.
I’ve been thinking about making a PVC pipe, building set for the backyard and this was the perfect motivation to get it set up.
We headed to Lowe’s and picked up a few 1/2″ PVC pipes along with 5 bags of fittings. Since I want this to be an outside “toy” a container with a lid was also a must.
Hubs cut the PVC pipe into three different sizes using a PVC cutter. As you can see we have four different types of fittings.
Because he knows how much I like organized spaces, he also built a wood divider for our plastic container.
Since we were focusing on the pretend play I added orange cones, tool bags and a hard hat. They were totally unnecessary. The kids barely used them and the pretend play was in full force.
The kids were in their bathing suits already, so this took a turn that I was not expecting. Big M immediately built a large pipe maze (that I somehow did not get a picture of). He turned on the hose and pressed it against one end until it spurted out the other end.
Oh I love it when I get to sit back and listen. Big M moved over to the mud pit, started burying the pipe and chatting with Little M. “Pretend you have a leak.”
Once the pipe was in place they flooded the mud pit using the little bit of pipe that was showing.
I can’t wait to see what they will come up with over the next few months. This is one pretend play area that I’m sure will get used over and over!
Make sure to visit At Home with Ali. Her little construction site is brilliant!