Box it Up
Source: Zero to Three
Give your grandchild a big moving box and show her how a paper plate can become a steering wheel for a race car. Add aluminum foil along the sides of the box to make a rocket ship. Crumpled up newspaper on the bottom of the box can become water, a wrapping paper tube is a fishing pole, and the box is a boat. Games like this help your grandchild become a creative thinker and problem solver as she creates her own stories.
Recommended Age: 2-3 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Reasoning, Problem-Solving, Creativity
Standard: IT-C 6, IT-C 7, IT-ATL 8, IT-ATL 9
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.