A friend recently offered me a bunch of boxes in hopes that I might be able to use them for play group. I said yes right away because I’ve been wanting to make a cardboard city for months. Isn’t that on everyone’s top ten list of things to do? Anyway, the boxes were kind of narrow for the most part so a city that the kids could crawl threw didn’t seem feasible. I decided to get out the duct tape and just see what happened. I am sooo ecstatic with the results. I made four boxes. One box was a long skinny boat. Another box was a sensory board with rice bags in rainbow colors. One box was covered in ribbon strands and the last one, my favorite, I taped up and cut out different shapes for exploration. There was something for everyone.
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The kids really loved the shape box. I think it was the most engaging and involved the most thinking. We ended up using it as a dinosaur drop box. It was great watching the kids figure out which dinosaurs would fit where. Any dinosaurs that didn’t fit the kids placed on the box to watch. This little cutie was fascinated by the dinosaurs that went inside the box. “Where did they go?” He did his best to see.
So, we didn’t make a cardboard city but we managed to have a really great time.
How adorable! I bet my 2 year old would enjoy these!
How did you keep the kiddies from ripping them apart?
Surprisingly it wasn’t an issue. I guess we just got lucky : )
excelente experiencia de exploración
Holy duct tape! You must have spent a fortune on the stuff!
Ha. Luckily, I had accumulated quite a collection and definitely used my teacher discount at Michael’s!
Man, the possibilities are endless when it comes to a cardboard box, aren’t they? I absolutely love what you did with yours! Isn’t it interesting that the shapes were the most engaging? i think the ribbon one is my favourite. I need to get my hands on some big boxes!
Totally endless! I keep thinking of more I want to make. So much fun. Thanks for stopping by!
I just love this! My little man is obsessed with ribbons, laces, strings… This would be such a great way to get him stimulated and practicing sitting up!
Great! My girls love this kind of thing. Let me know if you make one!
I can’t agree with you more! We’re handing cardboard boxes everyday, but these ideas are great!
Fantastic idea! what are you using for the silver floor covering?
Thanks Lynda! It’s actually insulation found at Home Depot! We use it for all kinds of stuff and it’s totally awesome. You can read about it here http://www.mericherry.com/2014/04/15/art-play-group-painting-wall/ Thanks for stopping by!
Great Job momma!!!! Absolutely loved them!
Muchos Gracias for your forum.Much thanks again. Want more.