Sunday, August 22, 2010

Little kids can have big imaginations with a cardboard box!

Imagination: the ability to remember, dream, create, improvise and in the process entertain oneself anywhere and anytime. 

There's never a reason to let a good box to go to waste. The next time you see one lying around your house, put it to good use and create an amazing new toy for your child to play with. The best part is that it's virtually free and the memories will last a lifetime! Don't forget to take photos of your project so your child can always have the memories of the cardboard creation that you made together!

Here's our most recent cardboard creations.

Opal took full advantage of honing his business skills! 
This is a simple activity that encourages coin recognition and math skills.
All you need are some left over flowers, a decorated box and a pretend cash register.

This box was converted into a library. 
Sapphire pretended to be the librarian. 
I gave her a bag of books to scan and she was responsible for sorting them into alphabetical order.
We focused on sorting books by the title and then by the author.
We also discussed the difference between the author and the illustrator.

What is the most creative thing you've made out of a cardboard box?  Send me a pic of your creation and I'll post it on my blog and link back to your blog.
Hope this post inspires you to "think inside the box"!!!