Cardboard

Cardboard Submarine

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.

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Pegboard, Golf Tees, & Rubber Bands

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.

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Hockey

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.

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Skis or ice skates

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).

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Cardboard Car Track

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. 

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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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