When a big box comes into our lives, generally speaking I just leave it out, they play with it until it is dead, then I recycle it. No extra instruction necessary, but sometimes it is fun to give their imaginations a boost.
Here are fifteen ways to use boxes (big and small) in play.
- Put a steering wheel inside (paper plate) and it becomes a car
- A sled.
- Cut a hole in the side to make a beanbag toss.
- Use a tissue box to make an Easter basket.
- Make monster feet.
- Use one big, or a whole bunch of small boxes to make a doll house.
- Draw a road, houses, an airport. Play with toy cars, planes or trains
- Make a robot
- Use a whole bunch of boxes, fold out the front and back, connect, and make a human size maze.
- Glue straws to make a tilty maze for a marble or bouncy ball.
- Use little boxes, taped closed, as big building blocks.
- Make an art gallery. Either fix the artwork to the box, or just get a bunch of markers a draw right on the box.
- Make the box a shape sorter for the tots.
- Make a puppet theater. Cut a window out of the side of a big box and fix a curtain of some sort to the inside. Or build a wall with a bunch of little boxes to hide behind to give a fun puppet show.
- Doll Bed, either big or small.
Here is an extra bonus. After your box fun is done you can read Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
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