Are you searching for a project to keep the kids busy while the pop-up turkey timer refuses to budge, even though your painstaking mathematical calculations predicted it would pop 30 minutes ago? Obviously, this is not the time for crafts that require parental supervision. You need something, quick, easy, and engaging to distract the kids.
Hero of the day – Turkey Plus-Plus Kit
My kids love playing with Plus-Plus pieces. They are a building toy. Kind of like Lego’s, but even simpler in design. The pieces are all the same shape.
If you already know and love Plus-Plus pieces than you know that pulling this kit out on Thanksgiving Day when you are about to lose your mind will be just the kind of magic you need.
If you have not entered the world of Plus-Plus the little Turkey Kit is a great way to get started.
After building the turkey, following the included step-by-step directions I told my kids to destroy it and see what other fall-themed projects they could build with the pieces in the kit.
In addition to the butterfly pictured above, here are a few things my kids came up with.
You get the idea, your kids’ imagination is the limit.
Plus-Plus is a toy that:
- Promotes imaginative thinking (open-ended toy)
- Creative problem solving (the pieces don’t always fit the way you want them too)
- Fine motor skills practice (this can help kids with poor handwriting skills)