Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oh the joys of free boxes!!!

One thing I love is getting a free cardboard box. It can provide hours of entertainment and theraputic play. Here are some ideas before you rip up a box and stuff it in your recycle bin.
  • Hide in the box
  • Lay the flaps down so it is dark
  • Open both ends for a tunnel to climb through
  • Put things in the box to drag across the floor with a handle of some sort
  • Put things in it to push them across the room.
  • Use it to carry things to a new destination.
  • When you are done with the box give them the job of ripping it up the best they can into smaller chunks.
  • Use it with a marble that has been dipped in paint to make a picture without getting messy.
  • Make a house
  • Stack them and then knock them down
  • Make a maze with boxes and tape
There are countless others to try. Use your imagination or better yet watch all the things your child can come up with.

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