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Outdoor Sharing House

Outdoor sharing house


  • Large appliance box (or handmade playhouse, if possible)  
  • paint  
  • paintbrushes


What to do

1. At the beginning of the year, obtain a large box. If you know someone who is good at carpentry, ask him or her to create a simple house.

2. Ask each child to bring in something special from home for their special sharing playhouse; for example, a small rug, pillow, chair, toy, and so on.

3. Put the box or house outside. Work with the children to create your own special playground playhouse!


-Lisa Chichester, Parkersburg, WV

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center: Outdoors
Topic: Homes and Houses
Content: The Arts: Dramatic Arts
Area: Gross Motor
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Small Group

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