We have been reading several books about water, exploring the seas, and submarines. Papas Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming is a wonderful book. So we decided to build a cardboard submarine! This was our first cardboard creation that I actually created a plan for first.
Today I spent less than $3 on golf tees to use with my extra pegboard & Rubber bands. This has been well spent money!
I took an spare cardboard box, used painters tape to secure pegboard to the box. Then I handed A & S some golf tees and rubber bands. They are having a blast!
A & S had fun trying different ways to push or pound the tees into the box.
A is making different shaped with the golf tees. Then they had a great time adding rubber bands.
Fun was had by all, and it continues even days later!
SKILLS: Fine Motor, Shapes, Colors, Imagination, Independent Play, Cooperative Play.
So we had the opportunity to watch a College hockey game at our alma mater a few weeks ago with family. This was a first for S, but A’s second game. The kids enjoyed it, especially the live marching band. And after we got home it was all S could talk about. So I grabbed some cardboard box, tape, & scissors & got to work making a couple hockey sticks and a puck. I ended up putting some plastic knives between 2 pieces of cardboard before taping them together for added stability. And it worked like a charm.
Skis or ice skates, whichever you would call them the kids are having a blast today!
A & S have been wanting to go ice skating, but it is a bit too cold for the outside rink. So today we turned the newest delivery packages into skis! (Or as A calls them, ice skates).
S got some matchbox cars for Christmas. So to go along with his other cars we decided make a track/ garage from our cardboard boxes. After scrolling through Pinterest, I got some neat ideas. S helped me measure, tape, and hold parts in place.
S was so excited he got right to playing as we were still making it! Then after we picked A up she was excited to see what we made. Countless hours have been spent with this creation today!
*Note: I would like to decorate it with roads & whatnot, but the kids seem to love it just the way it is.
What a fun morning surprise for A & S! I created a fun, with moving parts, bulldozer!
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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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.
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.
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!