OP Shop Cubby

$5 in a second hand shop goes a long, long way.  As a school holiday activity, my sister and I allowed our children to explore a second hand shop for items to create a cubby-house.

Talk about excitment central.  It was like a great big treasure hunt. 

Great cubby-potential items we were looking out for:

  • mosquito net
  • pots
  • utensils
  • plastic plates
  • foldable child seats
  • basket
  • bell (for a secret call)
  • ribbons
  • blankets
  • old phone
  • cushion
  • ropes
  • pieces of wood
  • tarpaulin
  • cutlery

Children are incredibly resourceful and imaginative and I love to see how they use things.  One of my daughters found a retro telephone directory (pictured)  to keep special codes in.



Such a fun project that kept the older school children entertain and engaged for days!

This activity combines the outdoors, creativity, ingenuity, construction and environmentally friendly play. Can’t get much better than that.

Note: This activity is suited to older school aged children.  Be wary of broken and dangerous items.

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