Minnie threaded each key onto a long length of garden string & secured the ends together. We made sure each loop of string was roughly the same length so the keys would be able to chime together.
Here are our wind chimes in action...
Not only did these old keys produce a gentle musical sound as they danced together in the breeze, they also encouraged creativity & imagination. We began to think about who the keys may have belonged to, & the things they may have opened, e.g. I wonder if this could be the key to the Three Bears House, or Little Red Riding Hood's house, or perhaps it opens a pirate's treasure chest. Maybe it's a key to a castle, or a secret garden, or perhaps someone is searching for it & it's magic!
As we pondered & wondered where the keys had come from Minnie was able to recall familiar fairy tales, & creatively explore new scenarios & situations. She is still wondering where all the keys came from, & I love the fact that she's still exploring all possibilities! :-)