This weeks' Unplugged Project from Unplug Your Kids is Stone. Mia and I went out back and picked out some rocks that caught our fancy and brought them back inside. We placed them all out on the table and then we sat there looking at them. What to do? I asked Mia, 'what do you want to do with all these rocks?'...she happily replied 'STACK 'em!'
There you go! Stacking. We aren't professional rock stackers or anything, but you gotta start somewhere. We sure did have a fun time playing around with balance and gravity. I'm not sure why every time I was building my stacks Mia would keep saying, with a silly grin on her face, 'they're gonna fall...they're gonna fall, Mama...'. Talk about pressure!! :)
Mia was so excited as the built her stacks. She concentrated hard, but then got so much pleasure out of it when the stacks came tumbling down…by themselves or with a little assistance. A job in demolition may be in her future.
We enjoyed ourselves, each other and will keep a little basket of rocks handy for the next time we want to challenge gravity. Thanks to Unplug Your Kids for the inspiration.