My Pet House

by Joanne Lee

#Scienceofplay12

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

Environment: Indoors

My Pet House

Learning Framework

  • 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

Materials

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Step 1

Let your child select a soft-toy that he/she wants to keep as a pet.

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Step 3

Cut the cardboard box and fold half.

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Step 5

Wrap the cardboard box based on colours that your child select. Or you can choose to paint it.

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Step 7

Use the double-sided tape to secure the roof.

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  • Tissue box

  • Cardboard box

  • A soft-toy animal

  • Drawing paper

  • Paper cup

  • Double-sided tape

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Marker

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

  • Coloured paper

Step 2

To create the roof, draw a “x” on the box. And cut along the lines.

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Step 4

Assist your child to cut a hole on one side of the cardboard box.

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Step 6

Tear the coloured paper into pieces and decorate the roof.

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Step 8

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.

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Step 9

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”.

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