This is a wonderful open-ended project that can span days and can be used as a foundation for imaginative play even longer. The idea is to get the kids thinking and talking about communities – what buildings, businesses, workers and inhabitants does each town or city need? Or is their Utopia a giant amusement park with the world’s tallest roller coaster? Or a sanctuary where prehistoric creatures live in relative harmony with My Little Ponies?
Video Tutorial: build a town
- Start collecting various boxes, assorted packaging cartons (make sure they are clean) and paper bags.
- Set out tape, markers, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, newspapers and construction papers for kids to use in their building exercise.
- Use a large piece of cardboard or tape off an area in the playroom that designates the size of the town. Draw or use tape to indicate a few basic roads to get your child’s imagination going…
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