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.