Hole Punch and "Ticket"

Hole Punch and

My son is obsessed with trains. B's favorite books are about trains, his favorite shirt has a train on it, he plays with his electric train the first thing in the morning and our train table has earned its value a million times. When I took out a single hole punch for my personal use, he was instantly drawn to it. After hole punching his heart out with a piece of paper, he announced to me, "Where's your ticket?"

2 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. hole punch
  2. old tickets
  1. Nowadays, B has kept tickets of all kinds, from real sports or movie tickets to birthday invitations or even magazine inserts. He pretends they are tickets and punches away.

  2. On this day we used an old train ticket and a single hole punch. He has to focus really hard to coordinate the hole punch and ticket alignment. While a hole punch and ticket is automatically an imaginative train game to my son, I'd love to hear what other children imagine the ticket is for. Please share your ideas: where will your child's imagination take them with a hole punch and a "ticket"?