Previously posted on June 14, 2015 @ homescool.ph
Before you throw a grocery or appliance box, STOP! May I invite you to read through and explore the wonderful world of reusing or recycling all sorts of boxes the HomesCool way? You’ve probably read about “unschooling” or “out of the box” homeschooling. That’s really worth a read if you are new to homeschooling. For this post, however, we will focus on the literal, tangible box!
Come to think of it, in some way, it is “out of the box” to include more projects in your homeschool curriculum and to lessen the use of worksheets.
Our entire household, even my in-laws know how we love to make the most of boxes. The bigger, the better! The stranger the shape, the more challenging! So, the next time you receive boxes, just collapse them and store them first. You’ll never how much fun and learning can come out of a box! So here are some ideas on how maximize your boxes
1. Lots of playthings
A RED CAR FROM A BALIKBAYAN BOX
2. Science Projects
SUN SCOPE- One of the projects recommended by Apologia’s Exploring Creation withÂ Astronomy
SOLAR SYSTEM POSTER FROM A FOLDING TABLE BOX
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
3. Art and Science Projects
Gino’s Viking Ships as we studied about the life and culture of the Vikings:
CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE / “BELEN”
4. Letter Templates
5. Doll and furniture accessories
6. Book Reports
7. Boxes to Bless Others
So, I hope this inspired you to see your “boxes” in a different way. Indeed, “Out of the Box” HomesCooling Rocks. Have a great time creating with your students!