once again at the national building museum,
this time we checked out one of the family tool kits called
“patterns: here, there, everywhere!”
for a small $5 fee (for non-members)
we examined patterns throughout the museum’s great hall,
created our own patterns using stamps and rubbings,
and made musical patterns with drums, cymbals and a triangle.
there are also mini bricks that you can use to make a patterns
but they were missing from ours.
if you get a tool kis, don’t be like me
— too eager to get started —
and skip over the supply list.
make sure you have all your tools so you can maximize your fun-quotient from the toolkit.
also in the great hall we tried our hand at building a 7-foot tall arch from soft blocks.
we’ll have to go back with daddy and try this one again.
we saw another group actually succeed in building it, but they had 4 adults!
strewn near the end of the great hall were lots of building blocks of all shapes, colors and sizes.
after failing miserably at building the arch,
we took a few minutes to build with blocks more on our scale.
then we went to the building zone for a bit of pretend play.
there were costumes, books, toy trucks, puzzles, a doll house and more blocks,
but the piece de resistance for me was the playhouse with green features
like jean insulation and a solar panel.
the building zone is for ages 2-6,
but sweet miss Erma let us go in as a family so we wouldn’t be split up.
what’s your favorite thing to do at the national building museum?