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Cardboard Bulldozer 

What a fun morning surprise for A & S! I created a fun,  with moving parts,  bulldozer!

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Train to Anywhere 

Today we decided the house should be converted into a new creation.  So we tried a few different ideas and ended up with a train. 
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Rocket Ship to House

We decided it was time to re-imagine our rocket ship.  So, today it turned into a house,  which included a chimney, doorbell, & a room with a mailbox.   The mailbox is the biggest hit for both A & Saturday. 

A only wanted a chimney if we could add a Santa 🙂  We had fun decorating house & making our mail. 

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Rocket Ship

Today we got another large cardboard box.  (Thank you Ann!)  Oh, the possibilities are endless !  After letting the kids play with it as a tunnel, we got to work creating our newest creation…. rocket ship! 

This one even has some control panels inside!   Oh what a hit with all! 

SKILLS: Imagination, Fine Motor,  Sharing. 

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Neverending Box

Each Wednesday I get ready to recycle this box.  And each week it turns into something new & I just can’t seem to part with it yet. 

Today it became a tent! 

SKILLS: Imagination 

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Cardboard Santa Sleigh

We are having a blast with all of these cardboard boxes.  Today along with the cozy nook we made a Santa Sleigh!

I don’t remember how we got to this decision,  but we did and I am so glad!  I love how the sleigh turned out,  and even better is how much A & S love it! 

It is equipped with back supports, a seat, runners, & even trusty reindeer!

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Cardboard Christmas Nook

When the neighbors get a huge box,  the possibilities are endless! 

We learned that all 3 of us could fit in the box.  Then we spent a bit of time playing Jack in the Box. 

Then we took out the corner supports for a different project & took the big one up to A’s room.  Up there we transformed out into a cozy little Christmas nook.  We laid it on its side & poked holes through the now top.  Then we placed Christmas lights through the holes so they could be seen from inside. 

What a cozy little spot this is! 

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Do & Redo Gingerbread House

I saw this post by Frugal Fun For Boys & Girls and I was so excited to try it out. In fact,  I invited friends over the same day & made a quick trip to the craft store. 

After letting A help pick out items to decorate the house with,  we headed back home to get it ready. 

It was very easy following the directions for building the house. A was excited to help me measure & draw the lines on the cardboard. Then A spent a lot of time cutting extra pieces of cardboard. 

The hot glue was super easy & sturdy for the house.  (Much easier than frosting!).  Then I added velcro to the house & then to the different decorating items. 

A  and her friend had a blast decorating their houses.  And they even redecorated it a few times during the making process! 

SKILLS: Independence, Decisions, Fine Motor, Measuring, Cutting, Working Together 

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Our Cardboard Castle 

Today we saw a huge stack of cardboard boxes at our neighbors so A went and nicely (manners) asked if we could play with them.   They said yes & so we worked on carrying them (gross motor)  over to our porch.  

A started arranging them so I asked what did she want make. She decided on a castle looking at some pictures on the phone.  (decision making)  So with most of it being her ideas we arranged the boxes and added tape. Then she decided it needed a bridge so we added it along with a rubberband and some sticks so the bridge could stay closed. (Imagination, problem solving).

Later we brought out markers so A & S could decorate it.  Later K came over and he enjoyed the castle.  They even found alternative ways to play with it and the slide.  (working together) .

SKILLS: manners,  Gross Motor, decisions, Imagination, problem solving, working together

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Cardboard Flute

A remembered that months ago I played my flute for her. So she asked me about it today. I decided it would be fun to make a flute for her. As soon as I was done making it she wanted to play it. I call that’s a success!

SKILLS: Music,  Imagination,

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