These reptile door hangers are especially popular for children who may need a bit more independence and frequent time alone, away from siblings.
This I’m seeing with my eldest and her younger twin sisters.
The twins can’t read yet but they have already learnt what the different animals mean and tiptoe quietly past the room when the sleeping snake is showing and stay away (sometimes) when the crocodile has been put on the door.
Although the excitement of these cards will eventually die down, it gives your child the power of their own space to say ‘come on in’, or ‘not now, please come back later’.
What you’ll need:
- The door hanger printable
- Cardboard (or thicker paper)
- Glue stick
Download the Reptile Door Hangers printable!
How to make the reptile door hangers
- Firstly, download the reptile door hanger printable and print it out!
- Using glue stick, glue the printable on to the back of a recycled cardboard cereal packet. To reduce your impact on the environment, please don’t laminate them.
- When it’s dry, cut them out.
- Hang them on the door!
It’s easy to give your child a little more independence and power over their own space. It’s also a great way to teach other sibling the need for alone time and privacy in a simple and fun way.
They’ll quickly be able to tell when someone doesn’t want to be disturbed. They also may want a set of their very own to use on their door.
Now all you have to do it teach them to clean their room and turn their light off!