My Pet House

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • 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
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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
Outdoors

What You Will Need

  • Tissue box
  • Cardboard box
  • A soft-toy animal
  • Drawing paper
  • Paper cup
  • Double-sided tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Coloured paper

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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Cut the cardboard box and fold half.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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Tear the coloured paper into pieces and decorate the roof.

Step 8

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Use the double-sided tape to secure the roof.

Step 9

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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.

Step 10

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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”.

Ask the Kids

If you can have a pet, which animal will you adopt as a pet?

What will you have to do to take care of your pet?

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