My Cardboard House
by Parent Contributor Nick Pan
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
5-6 years old
> 30 mins
What You Will Need
Empty Toilet Roll
Assorted Colours Marker Pens
Explore the neighbourhood with your child using this charming replica and encourage him to tell stories about the life that goes on around him.
Gather the materials.
Wrap the boxes and the empty toilet roll with paper. Secure with clear tape.
Draw a block of flats on a box.
Colour the box.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 on the other boxes to create houses and traffic lights.
Create roads with coloured tapes.
Populate the estate with fun characters and tell stories about them!