Our recycling bin is always choc-a-bloc full by the time we roll it onto our kerb the fortnightly pick-up. It has more than its fair share of milk bottles, (we go through 6L of milk easily each week). But on the whole, cardboard is what fills it up. From loo rolls to cardboard boxes, we go through a surprising amount of cardboard.

Activities for Children Cardboard Play Lessons Learnt Journal (1)
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Oh, the joys of creating and playing with cardboard! I’m determined to use more of the cardboard we have before it lands in our recycling bin. Here are 12 awesome ways to play with cardboard.

Happy playing, because #playmatters.


Activities for Children: Cardboard Play


Paper Craft: Forts by Lessons Learnt JournalMega Floor Doodles by Lessons Learnt Journal
DIY Toys using old cards by Laughing Kids LearnDoctor Play DIY Dress Up Tee by Tutus & Tea Parties
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Finger Leg Puppets by We Bloom HereToilet Roll Fish by The Craft Train
 Ice Cream Van by Taming the GoblinBusy Town by Say Noodle
Cardboard Marble Run by Say NoodleUn Appareil Photo DIY by My Do It Yourself
Cardboard Articulated Robot by Cardboardmyth on EtsyCardboard Articulated Robot by Cardboardmyth on Etsy

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Most of these ideas are from our Kids’ Co-Op. If you have a child focused post to share, be sure to come back and visit the Kids’ Co-Op link up here at Lessons Learnt Journal, (published and live here every Wednesday at 10PM CST or Thursday 2PM AEST).

More Activities for Preschoolers

Three to Five: Playful Preschool is stuffed to the brim with tried, tested and loved playful learning ideas for preschoolers. There are 25+ ideas for preschoolers, ten printable resources and additional links to over 50 more activities. A great resource for parents. Download your copy here.

Games for Kids: Three to Five Playful Preschool eBook via Lessons Learnt Journal


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June 2013


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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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