Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Let's Go Camping

It's Scott from Brick by Brick. I love to repurpose materials—use materials in ways different from their intended purpose.

Dramatic play and pretend play are key ways for young kids to learn and play. And it's a great place for repurposing items. 

I have a tent but I never go camping in it. We use it in our classroom. We set it up in a corner. (Well, it takes up more than a corner.) We play in it. We read in it. We enjoy using it in lots of different ways.

reading in a tent (Brick by Brick)

Sometimes I limit the number of kids at a time. This allows for more play and less "wrestling" (just to move around). Placing a sign on the tent helps reinforce literacy, using writing in meaningful ways.

tent in a classroom (Brick by Brick)

Don't have a tent? Repurpose a flat sheet and a table. Drape the sheet over the table and you have an "instant" tent. (This is also easier to store and takes up less space in the room.)

sheet and table tent (Brick by Brick)

sheet and table tent (Brick by Brick)

Need a campfire? You can repurpose for that, too. A rack from the kitchen storage area, a few twigs or pieces of kindling, a few blocks (or rocks), and some tissue paper create a great campfire.

campfire in classroom (Brick by Brick)

Add a few pots and pans from the kitchen center (or your own kitchen) for more play.

campfire cooking (Brick by Brick)

Have a good time camping this your room.

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