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