A miniature world

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By Sally Grayearly years teacher and writer

Spark the children’s imagination and encourage their creativity with some wonderful small-world toys

Small world

1 Moving house

Help the dolls to pack up and move house

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Designing and Making

Development matters: investigate various construction materials (30-50 months); construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: build and construct with a wide range of objects, selecting appropriate resources and adapting their work where necessary.

What you need

Group size: whole group.

‘Moving house’ activity sheet (back of A2 ‘Outdoor toys’ poster); doll’s house with dolls and furniture; recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes and pots; child scissors; sticky tape; glue; paper; string; card; toy truck.

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