This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to use imitation and symbolic representation, as well as demonstrate use of creativity and imagination in learning and play.
- Large cardboard box (for the spaceship)
- Materials to decorate box (writing utensils, aluminum foil, stickers, paint, or whatever you have at home)
- Water bottles
- Pretend food
- Large boots covered in aluminum foil
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction:
- Decorate your “spaceship” however you like. Cut out doors/windows, add writing to your ship by creating a name for it. Make it your own!
- Play! Keep play open-ended and allow your child to take on any role he chooses. Add a variety of props (above are some examples) to enhance play. This activity can last throughout the week, and beyond!
Extensions: You may also want to provide clip boards and markers for children to take notes while "measuring" how much fuel they have, how far theyve gone, etc.