During the last week of school, we had a Tinker and Build Day. Kids could bring Lego bricks, blocks, puzzles, and other materials for building and putting together. I took one of my favorite things to build with - something that I repurposed - my pipe builders.
I made these builders a few years ago. PVC pipe from the home improvement store cut down into different lengths. I roughly measured them but didn't try to match sizes too closely. (I'd do this differently next time so kids can make squares and rectangles easier.)
I walked down the aisle and found all kinds of connectors. After the first use, the kids told me that we needed more pipe lengths so I cut more.
These homemade builders allow kids to experiment and explore in lots of ways. And they are so much fun!
Have you repurposed anything from the home improvement store to create fun learning experiences?