As part of his homeschooling lineup this year, Jake is taking an Engineering Foundations class that involves building structures with the Engino Simple Machines kit. My mechanically minded little man is in heaven. Recently his assignment was to build a catapult.
He then spent the afternoon rocketing toy food into a nearby laundry hamper. (Really, we were both grieving the absence of a bag of marshmallows so we could eat our target practice.) Some pieces went right in. Some were over- or under-shot. Some ricocheted around the room.
Give a boy a weapon, and he will have an entertaining afternoon. Teach a boy to build a weapon and you will be living in a war zone.