My son received a Discovery Kids: Color Me Play house for his birthday from one of our friends. I have to admit I had looked at them several times in the store. We love playing with cardboard boxes and we love coloring, but something about "buying" the cardboard box put me off. So I never made the purchase. Plus, it felt like a bit of a pop up coloring book and I like to let my little ones color outside the lines.
I have to say though it has been a ton of fun. It was simple to put together and sturdier than I thought it would be. The kids immediately got to coloring. They had a great time coloring and playing in the house. It has been a bit of a "on going collaborative art project". They "play" house and "work" one the house both together and independently. One of my favorite moments is when my oldest grabbed a book, pillow, blanket, and lamp and headed inside the house for story time. The other has to be my niece adorning the walls with family portraits. :) Super big thanks to our friends for the awesome gift. It has been great for inspiring imaginative play! We will be so sad to see it go.