Last week was box week. I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked to. After the children did something new and brilliant with the boxes, I would think, "UGH! Why didn't I bring my camera outside with me?!"
I did manage to get a few pics of the children painting the boxes...
My favorite was when Robert decided to paint inside the box...and got blue paint in his hair....and on his nose! :)
As the week progressed, the big box went from being a tunnel, to a house with windows, to a jumping castle (after the box fell apart), to a go-cart, to an airplane, to a space ship, to a tree fort, to a cave:
I had just planned for tunnels. :) Sometimes the kids' imaginations puts mine to shame. That's why I love this job. I love watching their creativity and imagination grow.
I have quite a few big boxes at home that I can bring in...the big one has seen its last day. Just because "Box week" is over, doesn't mean the fun has to be. The more exposure children have to open-ended toys, the more opportunity for creative thinking, problem solving, and building social skills.
|I had missed a great picture...two sets of feet resting outside the window...both children giggling under the box. By the time my camera clicked, I just captured the one shoe...|