Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cast Off Treasures

 My Saturday newspaper connects me with estate sales around town. I love them. 
This week I found very unique objects. 
Cultural objects were overflowing at these sales, but I did not need more of those.
I was looking for something I had never seen before and I found them!
Here is what I did bring back to the school!

I found a tiny anvil and metal headed hammer for $5 each. It makes a lovely tinging sound when hit!

I added objects like our horseshoes and flat metal objects to tap and pretend to be a blacksmith!

Then I put the blacksmith work in a farm fence box to corral it.

I also bought this taped together box for $8.  I saw a tiny colander that intrigued me. 

I think many of the contents will be usable.

Immediately I had this toothpick exercise from the box contents.

My goal was to get this tiny stainless steel colander set that I added toothpick sized 
plastic vegetables to for a  miniature washing exercise. I love it!

Lastly, a $2 basket will hold a $5 large sponge for a "Who Am I?" game.
"I am an animal without a face!  Who Am I?"

I always think of and thank the unknown family that these objects came from.
They are treasures to my school and will have a happy new life!



Discovering Montessori said...

I need all of this:) Great finds!! Thank you for sharing.

Deb Chitwood said...

I LOVE your creative ideas with the estate-sale finds! The blacksmith work and miniature washing exercise are too cute! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

Eryn said...

These are great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

Inspired Montessori and Arts said...

Thank you, everyone!

The Monko said...

wow what great stuff, I agree the tiny colander is intriguing. The hammer and anvil are great my son would love smashing nuts on that.