A hill is a house for an ant, an ant.
A hive is a house for a bee.
A hole is a house for a mole or a mouse
And a house is a house for me!
~ from the book A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman
What is a home?
...where you live with your family.
...where you're safe.
...where the rain won't fall on you.
...where you sleep and get healthy.
...where you sleep and have dinner and breakfast.
How do you feel when you're at home?
...warm when it's cold outside!
...like it's a place to rest.
...cool when it's hot outside.
Everyone has a story to tell! These girls LOVE to tell stories - real stories, make-believe stories, and stories they dream about,
The girls made puppets of their families and then constructed a house for them in the block center. They could use any materials available in the blocks and had to make it big enough so all their family would fit.
Take a peek into their imaginative little minds to see if YOU are in their story!
I am building a house for me and my mom. Her name is Leah. I am going to make it really, really beautiful. I decorated with a triangle on the top. The blocks that are red, yellow, and blue are gates, but they hold honey, ketchup, and water. I have a gate by my house too, My mom likes it! I am putting two of me in the house, the block has my picture on it. There is a mountain in front of the door so no one can get in. I am putting security cameras in front of my house too!
I am going to build a castle for my family. I put colorful windows on the top of my castle. They sometimes have to knock down the door to get in the castle. My family was eating pizza inside the castle. There are trees outside the castle door. The blue pebbles are dragon pebbles, they keep the dragons away. The dragons are on top of the wall of the castle. The blue stones are ice cream they are eating for breakfast. I’m giving my family skateboards in case they want to skate.
There is a floor in my house. I’m going to add my family, I love my dad and mom. I’m pretending my house burned down so I am building a new one. It needs a roof and a door where we can leave. I put a table so we could eat some vanilla wafers. My house has colorful windows on the top of the roof. We have a yellow car with a garage around it. There is a tree growing on top of the roof by the colorful windows. I’m putting blue stones all over my house to decorate.
My family is in our house. There is a shiny road to our house. I put glass decorations on the top of my house. We are playing the match game inside. There are blue plants in the front of my house. I was thinking of this house in my head.
I built a house and now I am building a garage to put the car in. The colored blocks are covering the cracks in the house. The fire fighters will check the blocks to see if they are working. I am decorating the house with gems for Christmas. We are eating dinner at the table and we are eating pizza. Outside, there are stools and a table near a tree and we are eating more pizza.
I am building a house. My family is sitting at a table and we are having breakfast for dinner, we do that sometimes. I am putting jewels on my house and the ice holds them in place. Some jewels are making a path outside and it leads to a jungle. The jungle is invisible until you turn on the switch to see it with the light. The blocks with color are the animals in the jungle. There is a monkey and he has to have a tail. There is a flower in the jungle too! There are giraffes and now I will build one of those. He has a long neck and a head!
I’m putting shiny food on the counters, the blue rocks are hamburgers. The white stones are the french fries. There are tables to eat on. Now I am putting a floor down and my family is eating at the table. My daddy gets a double hamburger!
My family and I are having dinner, they are eating mac and cheese. All the blue stones are mac and cheese. The yellow block is the front door, the red block is my dog’s bed. It is inside the house. My brothers and my dad are going to play golf. My mom and I are going to Ivy-Grace’s birthday party.
My mommy and I are eating a pizza in the house I built. We have a jeweled floor in my kitchen. I am building a table full of decorations. I’m building a secret pathway to my gate. There are trees by my house. We are eating pizza on the floor and the trees have fallen into the house. We are through eating and are going to bed.
I’m building a house. Dad is standing on the roof and then he will work in the garden. The triangle blocks are the roof. The long blocks are a bed for my family. I’m building a tent and a campfire. I blocked off the tent from the campfire so the tent won’t catch on fire. Daddy just wants to watch the campfire, my mom and I are just standing out of the way. Now I built another bed by the campfire.
My family is standing together looking outside. They see a beautiful garden. There are two trees at the front of the house. There is a trampoline outside for us to jump on. By the trampoline, there are some old trees my daddy knocked down. The trampoline needs some steps so I’m going to build those. I am putting beds for us to sleep on. The block has a picture of me on it so there are two of me in the house! We are eating pizza on the bed. There are cookies too! Chase is eating a butter cookie. There are toys behind the bed we haven’t found yet. Look, the flowers are growing!