Just when I thought that we had used these tree cookies in every way conceivable at preschool, they come in handy for something else.
Weathered, cracked and broken they may well be, but they still have play value! They make the perfect material for hammering nails - especially for novice 'hammerers' because of the softness of the wood.
Throw in some rubber bands, and tree cookie geo boards were born.
All sorts of interesting patterns emerged, and they even discovered that they could join the cookies together using the rubber bands.
For a different take on making geo boards in preschool, hop on over to Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning.
What has been happening at your woodwork / tinkering table lately?
I'm always on the look out for new ideas.