Guess what’s attached to this fence

20 June 2010 · 7 comments

in Play Resources, Science Outdoors

Look at these purple tubes. Anyone have any idea what their original purpose was?

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jenny June 21, 2010 at 00:00

Okay, you’ve got me on this one. I’m trying to work out what is in the tray down the bottom. Is it water? Intrigued.


Laura Major (Learning Is Child's Play) June 21, 2010 at 01:46

They kind of look like dryer vents…is that what they are? Super cool idea too!


Juliet Robertson June 21, 2010 at 05:59

Yes it’s water in the tray with a little bit of bubble mixture as the children were playing with bubbles that day.

Dryer vents – clever suggestion! But no.


rm June 21, 2010 at 10:04

Do they close? I think they look a bit like the tunnels I have seen for small animals (like the tunnels you get for kids to play in only scaled down to rabbit size)?

Also it looks like so much fun!


Teacher Tom June 21, 2010 at 16:09

They look like flexible conduit of some sort painted purple.


Juliet Robertson June 21, 2010 at 21:54

I’m impressed with your suggestions. And rm (Rainbow Mum) is correct!!! These are rippled tunnels for hamsters. They can be squeezed small and tight or pulled long and loose.

They also bend – the children discovered they are great for collecting water from taps instead of using a bottle when the tubes are bent into a U-shape.

I got each one in a local supermarket in a sale. Normally they cost £1 each but were reduced to £0.12!


rm June 22, 2010 at 07:39

Yay! 🙂


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