At play with the sticky board playhouse

This month has been a sticky month for me! Today, I want to share with you our super fun sticky board playhouse…

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

On the first day of spring, our students woke up their teddy bears who were asleep in their caves all winter long and invited them to come and celebrate the first day of spring together…

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

Part of our celebration included this little play house for the bears to sit and relax and to promote a little dramatic play for the children to enjoy…

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

If you are thinking that this will be a fun idea to make just for your girls, think again because our boys were the first to head over and check out the sticky play house…

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

I have written about sticky boards and sticky tables so much that I hesitate to once again tell how to make one but if this happens to be your first visit, you will wish I did. So to make the sticky playhouse – simply place a sheet of clear contact paper on a table or board, sticky side facing up or out. We cut our furniture, vases, flowers, and other pieces of the playhouse out of craft foam. In our case, everything was sized to fit our bears in preparation of our celebration…

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

Some of the children spent time playing house with their bears and others preferred just rearranging all the furniture and other pieces in the playhouse…

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

This was such a successful experience that I hope to go back and whip up some more sticky board playhouse pieces. Hmmm, perhaps a sticky board farm? …

Sticky board playhouse by Teach Preschool

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By |2013-03-27T19:38:32+00:00March 27th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Cheryl March 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Wonderful idea. My 4 yr olds would love this. What type of material did you use to make the figures and where could I get a board that size?

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Cheryl,
      I am so glad you were able to find your answer. I should mention that we used clear packing tape to secure our contact paper to the board. Our board is a large oil pan from Walmart that I also use as a magnetic board. They come in Silver for about 11.00 so I painted mine white!

  2. Cheryl March 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Sorry I in reading again I understand that you used craft foam and clear contact paper.

  3. Isabel Z March 28, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    What a wonderful idea and one that I am eager to share with my preschoolers. Thank you for taking the time to post all of these fabulous ideas that inspire me. Where did you get the white board that the sticky paper is attached to? Thank you.

    • Isabel Z March 28, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

      So sorry. I didn’t realize that there were comments already posted and I see the answer to my question. No need to reply. Have a good day.

  4. Jessica April 6, 2013 at 7:40 am - Reply

    What a fun idea! How long does the contact paper stay sticky before you have to replace it?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      It depends on what you stick on it. If you are just using the craft foam – it will stay sticky for lots of uses but once the contact paper starts getting residue from things like felt or dust on it, the sticky starts to be not so sticky.

  5. Alicia April 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This is super cute I must try this!! Thanks For posting

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