In the childhood mushroom hunt in the forest seems a huge event. We get up early, put on rubber boots a couple of sizes bigger, go to the forest, drink tea from a thermos and eat sandwiches. After that, the home smells mushrooms and we peel and cut them and tell each other fairy tales. And it’s not a big deal that small mushroom hunters won’t eat a piece of a mushroom stew or a pie afterwards… These memories become a part of our history.
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 or a linen bag and send them to pick up 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 about 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 from mushrooms