My Pet House
by Joanne Lee
Create a house for a soft-toy pet. Teach your child that taking care of a pet is a huge responsibility.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old
Estimated Time: > 30 mins
Physical - Tearing, pasting, cutting
Intellectual - Learning about different types of pets, creativity in designing a pet house, discovering ways to take care of a pet
Emotional - Sense of responsibility, engagement
Social - Caring for animals
Let your child select a soft-toy that he/she wants to keep as a pet.
Cut the cardboard box and fold half.
Wrap the cardboard box based on colours that your child select. Or you can choose to paint it.
Use the double-sided tape to secure the roof.
A soft-toy animal
To create the roof, draw a “x” on the box. And cut along the lines.
Assist your child to cut a hole on one side of the cardboard box.
Tear the coloured paper into pieces and decorate the roof.
Create food tray with the paper cup. Child to draw on coloured paper and cut out the food that your child wants to put into the food tray.
Place the soft-toy animal into the box together with its food tray. Role play with your child on how he/she can take care of his/her “pet”.