Box Cubby House (dollhouse style)

box cubby - dollhouse style

I shared this idea for the Pumpkin Patch blog last year, and am re-sharing it here. School holidays: It’s the opportunity to think big about play. Play, not only in sessions, but over days and weeks. Creating play environments, like a cubby house, is a good example because it starts with the building phase, then comes the play phase, and the fun evolves as the children add their own ideas to the mix.  The cooler months will set in soon, … [Read more...]

Play Scene: Cardboard Box City

carboard box city -- play scene

Well, well! The children and I spent a glorious afternoon creating this cardboard box city.  It cost me all of...nothing, was mess free and is still going strong! There are many inspirational ideas like this around the web, like this one from Picklebums. Below is how we made our city. Materials Tea Chest Size packing box larger (the bigger the box, the better!) (I have many packing boxes around from our last move but you can buy them … [Read more...]