There's no need to purchase an expensive building disc set for your kids! We made these very easy cardboard building discs that the kids really enjoyed. I thought of making them snazzy with decorative paper or something, but then realized, "who am I kidding?" I like to keep my crafting simple and quick.
However, since everything circular reminds the boys of the subway symbols, we ended up decorating them anyway.
If you or your kids feel so inclined, you could easily extend this activity by making discs of varying sizes and shapes! Hmm, a subtle geometry lesson, perhaps? They are very easy and you are probably smart enough to figure out how to make them from the photo, but my one tip is: don't make the slits too wide.
Raising a Happy Child says
We have a store-bought toy (a gift) which looks very much like this. It is quite fun to build with those disks.
The Activity Mom says
So cool! I shared this on fb and twitter!
Wow! this is a fun and amazing idea! Thanks for sharing this.