Some of our "learning tools" of the day involved sugary sweet things -- in the form of gumdrops
1) use all 100 gumdrops and all 100 toothpicks
2) all items must be connected
Anyway, we "reworked" his structure to adhere to the rules which make the activity a bit more challenging. Okay...I confess, I ended up getting way more involved than I should have but I did keep to his original plan of building a house.
yeeesh....now WHO has trouble following directions?!?)