Before you throw out those boxes from all the holiday festivities, you might want to consider how you and the kids can use your imagination to transform the boxes. Children have a fascination with boxes, so it's only right to use them in a creative way.
Ask your kiddos to tell you what they’d like to build with a box. The possibilities are endless. Let them create a plan, like a blueprint. My children and I read What To Do With A Box. After reading the book, I asked them to think of a few things they'd like to build. The list was pretty long, but we were able to narrow it down to one design. An airplane.
We used the box from our bookshelf which was the perfect length, a few pieces from an Amazon box, a fruit container, paper, crayons, and tape.
And there you have it...South America Airlines. My 4 year old has a fascination with continents and he went with the continent of my birth.
This craft idea is great for dexterity as children color, write, and cut. It's great for social skills and problem solving. So, the next time you receive a package, don't throw out the box. Give it to the kids and let them create something amazing.
Passengers, buckle your seat belts and prepare for take off!!!
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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