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)
- Spanners of different shapes and sizes
- Alan Keys
- Bolts, Nuts, Screws
- Electrical Tape
- Offcuts of Wood
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