With the start of a new school year
right around the corner,
I thought I'd dig into my archives
and share this little gem
with any of you who have
kids with back-to-school anxiety.
"E" was very nervous about
starting Kindergarten 2 years ago
and we used this little xerox box classroom
again for her sister, "C" when she started
her little preschool class last year.
This one has been recycled,
but we're planning to make a new one...
Not because anyone around here is nervous
about school (this time)
but because they're super excited
and can't wait to go back!
Here's the original post, in case
you missed it the first time:
We made this mini classroom
to role play what
a typical day at school
might be like.
It really helped my girls
calm their fears about school.
I printed an alphabet chart,
some classroom charts,
a color wheel
off the internet.
You can Google classroom
pictures (or visit teacher blogs)
and just print out their photos
of bulletin board displays, etc.
You could get super crafty
and just make your own
but she wanted it to be
(it's one of her favorite big words)
Using an empty copy paper box
from daddy's office,
(remember our Little House in the Big Woods box?)
we glued construction paper to the "walls"
and added the printed pictures, and
a felt rug.
Our Barbies and Kelly dolls
have had quite a lot of fun there.
That's Miss Poisson,
She's really nice.
Sometimes they take field trips
to the Ocean Box
and swim with the fishies.
(or the Farm Box....
or the Winter Box)
Happy Crafty Role-Playing!
pink and green mama