My Cardboard House

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2


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

Step 3

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Draw a block of flats on a box.

Step 4

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Colour the box.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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Create roads with coloured tapes.

Step 7

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

Ask the Kids

Who stays beside your home?

Are neighbours important?

Do we know our neighbour?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below