Looking for box activities after Amazon Prime day?
You’ve come to the right place. You’ve got the boxes, and I’ve got the box activities kids can dive into! – It’s truly a winning combination that I am here for.
Grab the boxes! We’ve got some terrific ideas for these boxes before they get recycled.
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What can I do with a lot of cardboard boxes?
Okay, okay, You know this list will be a little more out of the box (no pun intended). Let’s move beyond Pinterest and get a little more creative with this cardboard.
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- Cardboard Name Build
- DIY Board Game
- Movement Cube
- Pick a Color
- Drive and Drop
- Shaving Cream Box Cake
- Easy Art Activities
- Wash the Socks
- Jumbo Dice
- Weaving for Kids
- Cardboard Christmas Tree
- DIY Track
- Base for Tissue Paper Art
- DIY Coin Bank
- Giant Tic Tac Toe
15 Box activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergarteners!
Begin with your child’s name.
The letters of your child’s name mean something to them, which helps the letters stick.
Here, we are taking the letters in your preschooler’s name and mixing them up for a combination of letter recognition and sequencing.
I assure you. This Very Hungry Caterpillar count-up will feel like a fun game outside, yet inside, it packs powerful learning through play punch.
Use this very hungry caterpillar counting board with this hungry caterpillar activity.
Movement cube for my active preschoolers? Tell me more!
I can assure you that one thing preschoolers (and moms) need to do is MOVE. – and this is exactly what this movement cube encourages!
Bring it on!
This toddler color pick activity helped me multiple times when Will was 18 months.
I used it to prepare dinner, vacuum the living room floor, and take a shower. – You know, all normal activities that are a wee bit harder to do with someone pulling on your pant leg.
Under two years old can be a tricky age to entertain. They are typically in the I want to be older, yet I don’t have the momentum to play independently for long periods of time phase.
What can I do with my two-year-old at home? Try drive and drop; a toddler activity.
You betcha! This is a box with a hole in it that will entertain your toddler.
Since my oldest began Kindergarten, it has been a strong reminder that the older kids get, they have less time to play. Shaving cream sensory play is certainly not happening at school.
And so with that, I have vowed to get messy, have my kids go elbow deep in exploring substances, and make memories that we will all laugh about on their wedding day.
Will it be this shaving cream messy play?
Only time will tell. But let’s start here.
Recycled cardboard and some paints are all it took to get this simple Easter art project started and a quiet hum going in the kitchen. Easter or any occasion, cardboard makes a terrific canvas!
Wash the Socks was the exact fine motor activity for toddlers I was looking for. Here’s why.
I knew that this simple play prompt for my two-year-old would go a long way!
Not only was his imagination game on point, but he was also strengthening his fingers for some incredible fine motor practice.
This outdoor game took some chalk, a recycled box, and a driveway for a whole lot of laughter.
Spring is the perfect time for sidewalk chalk. We played many rounds before dinner, and it was a great way to get fresh spring air before bedtime.
This rainbow paper weaving was fun for my toddler, my preschooler, and my kindergartener alike.
They each had a slightly different cardboard loom to fit their needs. Not only did each boy enjoy this activity, but it was the quietest my house had been all day. – And on a rainy day stuck inside, I am here for that 100%.
When I saw this cardboard box Christmas tree, I just knew we had to run to our recycle bin and get started immediately.
Gather the boxes, kids. There is just no time to waste on this easy art project!
It was quick. It was easy to make. And it inspired the imaginary play that we all craved.
I originally thought this tissue paper pumpkin art would be a hit with my three-year-old. The unexpected was that he dipped out, and my five and my almost seven-year-old swooped right in!
They were both determined to complete the pumpkin project to its fullest, and now it is hanging on our door. Fall decor win!
Yep! We made a DIY coin bank out of a milk carton. Make no mistake; this Kindergarten money activity is the bomb.
Learning coins and beginning to recognize their worth never looked better – if I do say so myself. I know this wasn’t created from the Amazon order, but it can be! Bring on the shoe box and get started.
I personally love painter’s tape and cardboard. So we combined the two for giant tic-tac-toe!
My five-year-old loves to think about his next move, and he also loves to win. – This means he could use some practice losing. (hello, life skill!)
We adore these box activities that we have played over the years!
Which idea will you dive into first?