Kids are naturally wired to play and imagine. But when we (I’m guilty of this myself) give them tons of toys that do everything, they don’t need to imagine anything. So give your kids a cardboard challenge – to find the hidden objects in the boxes like Michelangelo did with blocks of granite. The boxes require imagination. They won’t do anything without it.
It’s NOT a box, but it might be . . .
marble run (Zoobles run)
Read the Not a Box picture book by Antoinette Portis for more inspiration!
And check out these fun ideas for “Not a Box”! (Click on the photo to go to the sites.)
So save your cardboard boxes and makes something Not a Box-ish! I wonder what you’ll make?
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
Also, I'll send you a bonus "23 Reasons to Read" printable poster!