Weekly Overview – Boxes

For Infant, Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age Families

Few items in a child’s world offer such unlimited possibilities as boxes. Boxes are fun to play with; they stimulate a child’s imagination, teach resourcefulness, and encourage children to use their inventiveness. Boxes can be found in many places and serve many functions. Children are often more inspired to explore boxes than the materials that were inside of them. This week’s activities support the curiosity found within this topic; from printmaking with boxes, to creating a box city, to sensory exploration with boxes for our youngest learners – there’s so much to learn as we explore Boxes!

Materials for This Week:

  • Toy cars
  • Family photos

Materials from the General List:

  • Boxes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials
  • Fabric, corrugated cardboard, sandpaper, foil, bubble wrap, and/or other textured materials
  • Glue
  • Cardboard tube
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Decorative paper
  • Plain, white paper
  • ABC stamps, stencils, or cut out letters (plus ink pads, if needed)
  • Markers or pencils
  • Ribbon or string


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