It’s a new week, and we are starting our letter H is for House activities with a free pattern, letter H sight words, and the Click and Chat Link Up Party. I am so glad you are here to learn and play with us today, let’s get started having some fun building houses:)
Objectives: Creativity, Fine motor skills, Imaginative play
Age Group: Preschool/ Tot School
Small cartons that are cleaned and dried (We used two small milk cartons and a large orange juice carton)
1. Wrap the carton with paper and secure with tape and glue to make a clean canvas ready for decorating. The milk cartons shape works great for a house. I pinched the top with a chip clip while the glue dried to make sure the top came to a point like a roof.
2. Let kids decorate their house with paper, glue and markers. We used pieces of paint samples but they curled a bit when dried, so I recommend craft paper.
Mr. Tickles loved adding paper to his house. I was proud he sat for so long during craft time. Once his house was all decorated he started pulling all the decorations off *sigh* :). That is when I took his house away and gave him a piece of paper to continue crafting with.
Ms. Tiger was very technical decorating her house, making sure to add doors, windows, roof, and even a garage. I was very impressed with what she came up with.
When the houses are dry, add some little toys for some fun imaginative play. We took ours outside to play with in the grass.
This is such a great unit! We plan on doing project based learning for our little one and houses are on the list. Thanks for the great ideas !
Love the build the house craft. It looks like the kiddos had fun:).