Friday, February 10, 2012
Who says girls can't play with toy soldiers? I found a cheap plastic military figure set at Target for $1.50 (from the toys they couldn't sell at Christmas). There are lots of opportunities for sorting and grouping the soldiers and vehicles by color, size, type, etc.... We use the fences to make different shapes. The wheels come off all the trucks and planes, so it's a good fine motor activity to take them off and put them back on again. It's pretty obvious that they're girls, though - they're very delicate with the soldiers and like to take the tops off the trucks to make beds and baths for them.