Think Outside the (Cardboard) Box

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Think Outside the (Cardboard) Box


A cardboard box (shoe boxes, amazon boxes, small boxes, etc) is the perfect thing to use to help kids think flexibly, be creative, and set the groundwork for problem solving.

A book I love to read to spark a child’s creativity with cardboard boxes is called:

Not A Box by Antoinette Portis


She also wrote Not a Stick!!


Set out open ended creative materials, like markers, tape, glue, construction paper and see what children create!

Take a listen!

Visit Encourage Play for more fun ideas!

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