Young children do not think in two dimensions. If they are presented with a picture, they are often unable to truly grasp its meaning, because they are not yet capable of symbolic thought. It is therefore imperative that they are given every opportunity to participate in their learning on three dimensions. It is with this introduction that I present the tide pool project. Everyone worked every hard to carry out our vision, and collaborated to create a suitable home for our favorite tide pool dwellers. As they collaborated with one another, they improved their social skills and ability to resolve conflict, as they worked toward a common goal.