DIY News Room Dramatic Play
It's been way too long since I last posted! I've been living a pretty busy life filled with joys and sorrows including closing my business, attending professional development for my teaching job, friends birthday parties, trips to the pool and getting ready for back to school that have kept me extremely busy! Weather week ended up being spread across more than 2 weeks due to by crazy life. But, we had a lot of fun starting with the dramatic play area!
The dramatic play area for weather week was a news room! The kids had a ton of fun putting on the news for us and we made it even more interesting by using a remote to control the "television" by pausing, fast-forwarding and rewinding causing Lilly to match what we said the remote was doing. It was very entertaining for everyone involved. Arthur really enjoyed playing with the pretend camera and microphone.
To create the dramatic play news room I made a video camera out of a cardboard box, black spray paint, a little silver washi tape, blank price stickers, hot glue and an empty (and clean) yogurt cup. Then I made the stand out of cardboard, hot glue, giant popsicle sticks and a few pieces of metal I had laying around to be discarded (a tension rod bent in half and half of a broken curtain rod). I just forced the items together until they looked like I wanted. I made the microphone out of a cardboard tube that I spray painted black and a ball I wrapped in aluminum foil and hot glued to the tube. The weather board was made using my diy felt board, a free-handed green felt america and laminated weather images. To complete the scene I added a suit jacket and necktie for the dress-up element.
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Rachel is a mother of three, elementary Spanish teacher and part-time blogger who loves crafting, creating fun and engaging activities for her children and students and hanging with her friends and family. She blogs about what she's doing and her interests at any given time which vary. She's a little OCD and always looking for her next project. Her husband calls it, "focusing her crazy", but she just calls it fun.