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7 ways to use creative crates

Strong and safe, these crates are specifically designed for educational use. Children can be the architects of their own play with this multi-functional, open-ended resource.

Posted on Tuesday 28th February 2017

7 ways with creative crates…Great for motor skills, collaborative games, language activities and so much more.

Den Building

Is it a house, a hotel or even a hospital? Why not create a mini, enclosed environment? Stack the crates neatly on top of each other to create walls. Drape with multi-textured fabrics and secure with giant pegs for gross and fine motor development.

Balancing

The children can line up the crates to create a raised platform, including planks as a way up and down. As these crates are lightweight, children can build their own balance trails. Encourage use of key coordination skills as they navigate their journey.

Real Life Scenarios

Will it be a shop, a market stall, a kitchen or even an office? All you need are these versatile crates, your favourite role play accessories and a little imagination.

Water channelling

These crates are cleverly designed to hold a section of guttering. The children can engineer their own platforms and water systems, offering great creative and scientific learning opportunities.

Imaginative transportcreative crates 5

Sturdy and strong, these crates can be paired with a variety of accessories to create the ultimate vehicle. Is it a car, a bus, a lorry, or even a tractor?  Add wheels and steering wheels and encourage children to describe their journeys and adventures.

Mud Kitchens

Add the Creative Crate Mark Making and Messy Tops and extend the learning opportunities of our amazing Creative Crates with these open-ended crate tops. Featuring either a black chalkboard surface, or a basic bench with sink. Build a concoctions centre, a home corner or a mark making zone. Use chalk to create different designs such as racing tracks, stove tops, small world locations and much more.

creative crates

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