Some kids used the counting boards and items to count out groups of 10. Then this happened.
A building secured the jewels. The lids became part of the security system - only the gold ones were doors into the building; the other ones were decoys.
Security measures increased. An additional wall surrounded the building, making it harder to get inside.
"Traps" appeared around the building. And eventually surrounded it and spread outward.
I love how purchased items, repurposed items, and recycled items mixed easily in the children's play. These lids - and other unusual items - will continue to appear as counters, building items, and multipurpose resources. I can hardly wait to see what happens next with them.