My Cardboard House

by Parent Contributor Nick Pan

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - None

  • Intellectual - People and cultures, natural and built environment, places and spaces, observing, classifying, asking questions

  • Emotional - Comfortable and happy with themselves, reflectiveness, appreciation, inventiveness, engagement

  • Social - Be able to relate to others, love their families, friends, teachers and school

SKILL LEVEL:

Advanced

SUITABLE FOR:

5-6 years old

ESTIMATED TIME:

> 30 mins

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Empty Boxes

  • Paper

  • Empty Toilet Roll

  • Clear Tape

  • Coloured Tape

  • Assorted Colours Marker Pens

  • Scissors

Explore the neighbourhood with your child using this charming replica and encourage him to tell stories about the life that goes on around him.

Step 1

Gather the materials.

step 2

Wrap the boxes and the empty toilet roll with paper. Secure with clear tape.

step 3

Draw a block of flats on a box.

step 4

Colour the box.

step 5

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 on the other boxes to create houses and traffic lights.

step 6

Create roads with coloured tapes.

step 7

Populate the estate with fun characters and tell stories about them!

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