NORTH POLE GET ALONG POLE

IMG_9786.JPGAfter arguing, griping, groaning, picking, prodding, sniping & bickering with each other for 24 hours I decided it was about time the kids learnt a few lessons in getting along, teamwork, helping hands & working together.
We achieved this with a carpet role tube we had found discarded on the roadside for the bin men to collect.
So the preteens set about transforming the tube into a North Pole sign….mutually agreed.
IMG_9798.JPGThey covered the tube with white paper and strips of red paper..IMG_9799.JPGthey used a piece of card to make The North Pole arrow..
Finally we used an old mirror ball which we taped to the top..

IMG_9797.JPGWith our pole made we set out to find somewhere to stand it…it was their mission to use teamwork to carry it together.
So we headed to a hill in the middle of the forest.
Here’s how we got on…

IMG_9796.JPGMila was responsible for carrying the sigh that we’d attach to the pole.

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IMG_9791.JPGthey worked well together and collapsed in a heap at the top.
They took turns choosing a spot to place the pole…

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IMG_9793.JPGand finally they agreed on a spot..mutually

IMG_9792.JPGwe spent some time absorbing the falling sun

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IMG_9788.JPGbefore we headed back down…using teamwork….

IMG_9781.JPGno arguments….

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They worked well together and a good amount of calm was restored between them….everyone should own a get along pole….

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CARPET ROLL TUBE TOTEM POLE

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After finding a carpet roll tube in a skip we decided that we wanted to make our own totem pole, so we set about drawing and painting it and then with some team work and effort we lugged it up a really big hill to stand it up in all it’s glory overlooking the valleys of South Wales…
(We used normal paint to paint it so made sure it was a sunny day when we headed out, we bought it back home and it now stands proudly as a reminder of our efforts in the corner of the living room)

Here’s how we got on…

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Even the littlest members of the family helped carry it!

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Once up the top of the hill we did lots of shouting into our tube..

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We even had a little sibling rivalry and donking on heads 😉

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And finally we started to stand our pole!

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We stood it!! TEAMWORK ACHIEVED! it looked great…

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