You may remember when we had a HUGE cardboard box in the summer and I turned it into a play town for the girls to sit in outside? They loved it and it was great fun for a few days, but eventually had to go in the bin!
We got a few smaller boxes last week and spent some afternoons playing along a very similar theme but on a smaller scale indoors. I flattened out a box and drew a simple roadway and town scene with crayons.
The girls were very creative about the toys that they added, including a huge pile of pebbles (from our Pebbles Discovery Box) for the construction workers to dig through and sort! As well as some smaller wooden blocks for “building houses and walls”, a slide for the park, fire engine for the station and plenty of play figures and vehicles!
It cost nothing, took 5 minutes to prepare and made for lots of creative, imaginative fun on a dreary, cold afternoon! Plenty more of those in the winter ahead, please!
creativity: making up stories, using figures and materials in an imaginative way
literacy: storytelling through small world play, creating characters and dialogue
pshe: working together, sustaining interest and involvement in self-chosen activities
science/ KUW: talking about the jobs done by different people and related vehicles/ uniforms/ materials
Cakie: 37 months
Pop: 19 months