A fabulous Pretend Periscope! What a simple and imaginative way to learn about periscopes and celebrate International Submarine Day as well!
Peakles loves this easy to make and easy to play ‘periscope kit’ that we made out of recycled materials. It is a great way to encourage youngsters to play and explore a different type of transport. Peakles had great fun exploring the ocean in her submarine with her cuddly toys as her crew!
Materials You Will Need
large cardboard tube adhesive hook and loop fastening tape
coffee jar lids pair of scissors large cardboard box pencil
How to Make Your Periscope
First measure from the top of the cardboard tube two adult hand widths down and mark it with a pencil. Cut the tube at this point so that you have two pieces, one long and one short. Next take the short piece and draw a circle on one side of the tube and cut this out.
Take the adhesive hook and loop fastening tape and cut into strips about 1.5 inches or 4 cms long. Add these to the back of the coffee lids and across the cut-out circle on the smaller tube piece. Next, attach the smaller tube piece near the bottom of the longer tube to make the periscope handle. Then add a coffee lid to the top of the tube and one just above the handle to look through.
Finally, place a large cardboard box on the floor and put the pretend periscope inside and just add kids!
Peakles helped make the periscope and liked having the ‘ready made’ pieces in her cardboard submarine. She easily made the periscope and enjoyed a few hours exploring the ocean floor whilst checking above the water with the pretend periscope!
International Submarine Day Quirky Blog Hop
Join us as we celebrate International Submarine Day – 17th March with a whole host of some wonderful submarine activities, crafts and play ideas from around the globe!
Adventures of Adam shares a brilliant Plastic Egg Submarine idea
Try making a Yellow Submarine Collage inspired by Witty Hoots
Pray Species shares an interesting idea with their Submarine Preschool Fun with Foam
Homemade Under the Sea Battleships is another great idea from Kiddy Charts. Use stones and a chess board to make your own battleship under the sea themed game!
Brain Power Boy makes some Perler Beads Submarines that look great and are a super craft too!
The Truck that Wanted to Be a Submarine is a lovely class book review from Kelly’s Classroom
Play and Learn Everyday make and explore a Submarine in a Bottle!
An Easy Submarine for Kids to Make sounds like amazing fun from The Usual Mayhem
And don’t forget to add any Submarine Posts below too!