If your family is anything like mine during quarantine, then you’ve been purchasing mostly online.  The boxes are piling up. Why not use the extra cardboard for something creative or educational? Cardboard boxes can be fun for all ages!

What Children Can Learn From a Cardboard Box (Free Spirit Publishing)

Picture and Project E-books about Boxes (WCCLS)

“Someone’s at the Door!” is a great storytime rhyme I do that kids absolutely love! Find several small boxes and fill each with something that rhymes with box (rocks, socks, locks, blocks, chalk, clocks, fox, ox). The first time through, don’t let your kids touch the boxes and surprise them with the contents. The next time, have them guess what’s in the box based on the sound it makes when you shake it.

Someone’s at the door, I hear knocks/I open up the door and see a box.

I open the box/The box is full of rocks/I really didn’t want a box of rocks!

Someone’s at the door, I hear knocks/I open up the door and see a box.

I open the box/The box is full of socks/I really didn’t want a box of socks!

Someone’s at the door, I hear knocks/I open up the door and see a box.

I open the box/The box is full of blocks/I really, really wanted a box of blocks!

Other Ideas:

Making a Book Box (WiserKids blog)

Here Is a Box guessing game/rhyme (Jbrary)

17 Cute Cardboard Box Craft Ideas for Kids that will Amuse Them (My Kids Time)