Thursday, April 15, 2010

Not a box

We recently ordered new tables for our center. They are very nice useful tables. The littles, however, were only mildly excited by their arrival. It was what the tables arrived in that had those littles beside themselves with glee. Three extra large BOXES! Never underestimate the value of a simple cardboard box :) I'm not sure how long these boxes will hold up on our playground here in humid south Florida - but we are loving them while we can. Today the boxes became ramps for the cars and trucks. They were secret hide-outs. One was the canvas for a chalk masterpiece. Another turned into a doggie bed. I tell you - when you give 11 littles 3 simple cardboard boxes, the possibilities are endless . . . I can't wait to see what they come up with tomorrow :) Conveniently enough, I just ordered the book Not a Box by Antoinette Portis from Scholastic.


Teacher Tom said...

I start each year by sending a parent to a local appliance store for 4-5 big boxes. You're right, they are the best play value of anything out there!

Steve and Stella said...

Just love that picture!!! :-) I see little trucks from target? :-)

Kat said...

Yes, the trucks are only $1.99 and they are pretty durable for outdoor play. I had to go back and pick up a few more because everyone wants in on the action :)