DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse.  Perfect for the reading area, for extra pretend play on the rug, for a peace corner...

Making a collapsible playhouse out of a simple cardboard box is easier than you think

Easy to make (collapsible) cardboard playhouse: Turn a cardboard box into hours of entertainment for your little ones with this DIY collapsible playhouse.

make a cave, w/cave paintings inside even.  How fun is that?  I need a big box!!

Make a Cave for the dramatic play area when teaching about animals that hibernate in winter! or a dinosaur cave!

Newspaper Fort by modernparentsmessykids: Made of newspaper! #DIY #Upcycle #Toys #Building_Blocks

Life-Size Building Blocks

For a special Fort Friday this week head on over to Modern Parents Messy Kids where I'll show you how to make a structure for your fort out of newspaper! If you haven't seen Modern Parents Messy Kids before you're in for a treat!

'other stuff' in the block area

Rosalie Cooperative School of Young Children - A Parent Co-Op and Playgroup Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach in New Mexico Emilia emilia ideas classroom art

Now your talking! Cardboard viking ship, a real adventurous idea!

Over 20 crafts from the Crafty Crow on What to Do with Cardboard. This one is a cardboard viking ship dragon boat festival

Dramatic Play Pyramid from a big box! How nifty!

Build your own mini pyramid for ancient Egypt study. Tippytoe Crafts: Dramatic Play Pyramid from a big box!

ABC Does Deconstructed role play area

ABC Does Deconstructed role play area this is an idea I haven't seen before it looks similar to loose parts play


There were many creative and writing activites linked to the role play, these included making ID badges, nurses hats, get well cards, appoin.

Fab 'camp fire' from Playful Learning in the Early Years (",)

Fab 'camp fire' from Playful Learning in the Early Years. Need to add rocks to my block center.