Role Play Upcycling

Hey Lovelies, I hope you are well,

Today is the first day with my new Foundation Stage 2 class! We have had two training  days where Sarah my amazing TA and I have been prepping the classroom but today is the day. I’ve already met my class on nursery visits and taster days but today they are officially mine! I have obviously pre-written this so I am hoping that today is going to go really well. (wish us luck)

So today I thought I would bring a teacher / job related post with a recent project that I did over the summer holidays. I was having a gander on the Facebook Market place looking for wooden toys, (typical EYFS teacher) I really prefer wooden toys in my classroom, they last longer and look better too. I like toys to have a weight to them.


Lizzie Florece EYFS Role Play Upcycle

So this amazing wooden shop appeared and they were asking for £30 for the shop, wicker baskets, metal baskets, shop keeper outfit and all the wooden food in the picture. At such a good asking price I couldn’t resist and decided to buy it. I have other wooden role play furniture items that I have painted because I like them to look more realistic and some children can struggle with the brightness of primary colours.

So I bought a large tub  of the blue paint from B&Q for £12.00, the white is some emulsion that I already had in the shed. I than wanted to have the top look like a normal kitchen worktop so bought the stone look spray for £4.00 from Aldi. I am so pleased with how it has turned out and think it looks fresher, more modern and I am sure the kids are going to love it.


Lizzie Florece EYFS Role Play UpcycleLizzie Florece EYFS Role Play UpcycleLizzie Florece EYFS Role Play Upcycle


So what do you think? Do you enjoy little projects? Let me know!

Lizie Florence Signiture


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