I have been faithfully reading Tinkerlab's blog since I found it. It's a fantastic site that promotes "out of the box" learning for kiddos. Recently, one of the blog's prompts was to let our kiddos take apart a stuffed animal. I mean, really let them tear into it! I gave L a pair of scissors, a seam ripper, and an old stuffed Clifford Dog (that I can't for the life of me remember where we got it!). Her goal (that she chose) was to see what was inside the dog and lay out all the stuffing, that it took to fill the dog, on the table. She was pleased with herself!!
Needless to say my daughter had a blast with this!