We have had fun writing and drawing on cardboard. There is usually quite a lot of cardboard around – thin card from food packaging and stouter card from boxes. One of the good things about a cardboard box is that its corners provide an instant hinge. We made simple house books, some cut flat and some with a sloped roof. We cut a front door and then we wrote and drew on both inside and outside.

It’s good to have a bold pen or maybe paint. We drew upstairs and downstairs, beds and tables, cats and dogs. We drew the people who live in the house and added speech bubbles.

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