During free time, a student comes up to the teacher and asks if she would like some of the "Jell-O" she had made with stacking blocks. The student continued to play with the stacking blocks and later came back to the teacher and asked her if she would like a piece of "birthday cake", pointing out the "candle" in the middle.
I get ideas when I play.
I get ideas when I use my senses to explore. My play ideas are fun for me and make me happy. I make my ideas work or I change what I am doing.