Tag: playing with boxes

  • April Daily Fun and Learning Play Activities for Kids

    It’s quite a trick when April starts with Happy Easter and April Fool’s on the same day but there’s no trick when it comes to fun and learning because the brain’s favorite way to learn is PLAY! Start A-pril with a-play of the day. Check out the calendar below and then come back for more…

  • Boxes + Paper Tubes = Christmas Fun for Kids

    Two very simple ingredients stirred with imagination cook up some another Advent play-of-the-day: boxes + paper tubes = Christmas fun for kids and families. In the midst of adults trying to wrap presents kids are enjoying another tradition, playing with the empty boxes and the long wrapping paper tubes. Combined with imagination, these two objects,…

  • Transportation Activities #19: Empty Box Transportation Play

    When is a box not a box? When it’s a car, bus, ship, train, rocket or other form of transportation. Empty box transportation play has no limits. Boxes come in a variety of sizes and are either square or rectangular, to start that is. With imagination they can become anything. This rocket ship is blasting…

  • Kids Play with Anything #1: Child’s Play with Boxes

    Inspired by April Fools and how kids can transform anything into a toy, this post explores child’s play with boxes. Kids are masters at having fun in different, and often for adults, quite unexpected ways. Kids can turn adults into April Fools nearly every time they get a present in a box. Why? Because they…

  • Star Wars Play with Box and Tube

    When is a box not a box? When kids play. Today’s activity, Star Wars play with Box and Tube, engages the whole child, body, brain, heart, and imagination. The materials needed are, of course, a box of a fairly good size and a long cardboard tube or roll. Anything else, like crayons, glue, paints, scissors…

  • Playing with A Box and a Paper Tube

    When is a box not a box? When kids are playing with a box, it becomes a rocket, a fort, a mountain, Elsa’s ice castle, a Rebel space station, a pirate ship, Santa’s sleigh, the workshop at the North Pole, a stove, a restaurant,  an office, a store, a post office, a car, a bus,…

  • Kids Bored? Einstein, Boredom, Creativity & Kids

    Kids bored? According to 2 articles and a Google Doodle that could be a good thing. The 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity is the doodle. The articles talk about kids and creativity. There is a myth about Einstein, that he failed at math. This is quite untrue. Einstein was exceptional in math. What…

  • March into Fun with Books, Stories, and Activities #12

    Cinderella Inspires a Play-of-the-Day Cinderella is another fun fairy tale that can inspire play activities, not just for girls but boys also. Glass slippers and fairy godmothers are not required. Cinderella is not much liked by her step-mother and step-sisters and has to do all the work. When the prince invites everyone to a ball,…

  • Why is it Called Boxing Day? So Kids Can Play with Boxes!

    Christmas might be over for another year, but the fun isn’t, because now comes Boxing Day, the day when kids get to play with the boxes! Sometimes, the new toys are put aside and the adults wonder why the kids are more attracted to the boxes or wrapping paper tubes. The answer involves two things…

  • Kindergarten Readiness in a Box

    Before you throw out or recycle any boxes from Christmas, did you know that boxes can be as much fun as the toys that were in them? Today is Boxing Day, and while adults have their traditions, for kids it’s a day for some fun and learning for early development and kindergarten readiness while playing…