As a child, a trip to the woods for mushrooms seems like a big event. We get up early, put on rubber boots couple of sizes bigger, go to the forest, drink tea from a thermos and eat sandwiches. The house fills with the smell of mushrooms, we peel and cut them, telling each other stories. And it is not a big deal that small mushroom hunters will not eat a piece of a mushroom stew afterwards… These memories become a part of us.
Wooden mushrooms will remind you of those days and will become good scenery for role-plays.
Put them in the secret corners all over the room, give your children baskets and send them to pick up the mushrooms. And if you turn a mushroom upside down it’ll become a spinner!
How to play:
Turn a mushroom upside down and spin it
Learn the names of different mushrooms
Tie mushrooms together with a thread and make a necklace
Decorate mushrooms’ caps: attach a feather, make a wreath from blades of grass, stick play-doh balls around
Build a tower of mushrooms