Unschool Learning, Broomstick Maintenance.

October is the time for any last minute broomstick maintenance.

Our children have their own red toolbox that they can use for any jobs around the home, toy fixing or maintenance.

Whilst staying at a friend’s to do some work on our van, our little mechanic got her toolbox out to do some much needed maintenance on her broomstick.

Small Person Toolbox:

  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer (real deal, wooden or rubber mallet)
  • Screwdriver
  • Spanners of different shapes and sizes
  • Alan Keys
  • Pliers
  • Bolts, Nuts, Screws
  • Electrical Tape
  • Offcuts of Wood
  • Pencil

The children can also use any of the other tools we have if they ask us first so we can supervise.

The broomstick was measured, tightened, bashed, poked and prodded.

Till the all clear was given…It was fixed and officially ready for take off.

We talked about size and shape

We measured and counted

We talked about numbers

We talked about how fuel powers vehicles

We talked about how we could diagnose mechanical problems

We talked about how we could fix things that are broken

We talked about our favourite tools

We talked about how to keep ourselves safe when using tools

We imagined what it would feel like to be flying through the air on our broomstick

We made a magic potion (using water, twigs and leaves)

We talked about our excitement for celebrating autumn