Over the weekend, our 7 year old and I were kicking around our library when it occurred to me that we may be able to put our Jenga blocks to more use than merely game playing . That, plus some cardboard from the recycling bin, a cheapo LED flashlight or two, and some plastic dinosaurs from a book my Mom gave us (thanks Mom!) turned into a most excellent Dino Headquarters:
The really fun part is, he can build a configuration, take a few snapshots with his camera, and then tear it down to build something new. Lots of fun. And all from items we had on hand.
It's so easy to fall into the trap of lusting after the next toy/gadget. It sure is nice to put what you've already got lying around to use!