The full Engineer's Kit has over 200 pieces,-beams, a pulley, windlass and lots of special
These are all required to build the various bridges, cranes, trebuchets, etc. However
for the younger kids, all that's really needed are a set of beams (from #1 to #6 beams) and some connecting dowels.
This new kit- THE JUNIOR BUILDER'S
KIT has approximately 40 beams,
a number connecting dowels and lengths of string .
PRICE ---$235 plus shipping.
The 1st graders and kindergartners at Montessori school here in Portland came up with their
The 2nd graders built more complex structures.
Then they helped me built a "lift" bridge. Pull the white string and the deck lifts up.
Here are a few more ideas.
I call this a Portal.
Sol made a tunnel
I wasn't sure if i should include lengths of string in the kit.
I'm glad I did.
The kids put it to good use and when I ran out of string, I gave them
some duct tape.
Isaac took 2 dowels, bound them at one end with tape, and made a servicable pair
of chop sticks.
I never would have thought of that.