Thursday, March 1, 2012

Keva + Firecracker = BOOM!

Just a simple building
We really like Keva Planks in this house. Kevas are American made, hardwood planks that can be stacked a number of ways. They are excellent for teaching small motor control, balance, and patience (both in building and toward your little brother when he knocks down your patiently built structure).
Oh no - is that smoke pouring from the building???

This week we added another element to our Keva play � small explosives! We have a few fireworks left from July of last year just for occasions such as today. I�m pretty sure Kirk came up with the idea today, but I don�t think there was any argument when he suggested they blow up a Keva building.
Complete destruction...

 The result was so incredible that I had to attempt to get it on camera. The force blew Keva�s 12 feet from the building site! I never could catch the moment of explosion, but you can see in these photos the complete destruction of the tiny building.
It's blurry, but ths is in the midst of the explostion - Keva pieces flew everywhere!

Larger buildings did not explode with the same impact � which was a little disappointing, but as you can see - the open structure allowed the force to dissipate without complete destruction. Amazingly enough, no Keva�s (or kids) were harmed in the process, but fun was had by all!
The bigger building

It fell piece by piece but nothing flew up into the air.
Is there any purpose at all to this? Probably not - but it was a lot of fun!


Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Now that looks like fun! ;) My daughter and hubby would be all over something like that. lol!

The Freemans said...

Wow, that looks like fun! I am sure everyone around here would like use some small explosives. Especially DAD!

Briana Jeffers said...

That looks super fun. I'll have to show my youngsters these building blocks.