Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cockle Shells

What do you do with a bowlful of cockle shells besides eating them up??

Play "catch/fish the cockle shells" wheee...... *-*

This was one of my childhood past time game which I introduced to Cavan when we bought some cockle shells the day we cooked curry mee at home.

Placed some shells in a pail and sit patiently and wait for the cockle shells to open its clam. Meanwhile prepare a rafia string. This will be used to "fish" the shells out. Important not to shake or move the pail that contains the shells for they wont open their clam if movement is felt.

Patience paid off. Peace to you and the shell for Cavan did managed to "fish" it out!! :)

A closer look now. See how hard the shell clams its "mouth" on the rafia string?

Mary Mary quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row


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