⁣Lesson Plan: Imagination Unleashed: 22 Cool DIY Playhouses You Can Create in Just 5 Minutes

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⁣Lesson Plan: Imagination Unleashed: 22 Cool DIY Playhouses You Can Create in Just 5 Minutes

Grade Level: K-2

Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will unleash their imagination and problem-solving skills by creating 22 unique and fun DIY playhouses in just 5 minutes each. Students will learn to repurpose everyday materials and engage in imaginative play while developing fine motor skills and spatial awareness.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

- Various recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic containers, milk cartons, egg cartons, paper tubes, etc.
- Craft supplies such as markers, colored pencils, scissors, tape, glue, etc.
- Dolls or figurines for imaginative play (optional)
- Writing paper and pencils


1. Introduction (5 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of imagination and creativity in playtime.
- Show examples of simple DIY playhouses made from everyday materials to inspire students.

2. Playhouse Exploration (10 minutes):
- Provide a variety of recycled materials and craft supplies for students to choose from.
- Introduce a list of 22 DIY playhouse ideas for students to explore.
- Instruct students to select a few playhouses they would like to create and discuss their ideas with a partner.

3. DIY Creation (30 minutes):
- Set a timer for 5 minutes per playhouse and instruct students to work on creating their chosen playhouses within the time limit.
- Encourage students to repurpose materials and think creatively to construct their playhouses.
- Provide guidance and support as needed while students work on their DIY projects.

4. Shape Recognition and Labeling (15 minutes):
- Introduce different shapes by discussing the shapes used in the DIY playhouses (e.g., squares, rectangles, triangles, circles).
- Show examples of each shape and ask students to identify and label them on their playhouses.
- Encourage students to recognize shapes regardless of their orientations or sizes.

5. Playtime and Sharing (15 minutes):
- Allow students to engage in imaginative play with their DIY playhouses.
- Provide dolls or figurines for students to use in their play scenarios (optional).
- Give students an opportunity to share their playhouses with their peers, explaining the features and details of their creations.

6. Informative Writing (10 minutes):
- Instruct students to individually write a short informative text about their favorite playhouse.
- Guide students to include the materials used, the purpose of the playhouse, and any special features.
- Encourage students to provide a sense of closure in their writing, summarizing the key points about their playhouse.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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