9) Box Top Puzzles
Materials: empty cardboard food boxes,
clasp envelope, scissors
Directions: Cut the fronts off the boxes. Cut
into 2-10 puzzle pieces depending
on the ability of the child. Store
the pieces in a clasp envelope.
Hint! If you have two like boxes, you
can cut one into a puzzle and let
the children match up the pieces
on top of the other box.
Introduce fractions with box tops.
Cut one in half, one into fourths, one into eighths, etc.
10) Sewing Cards
Materials: empty cereal boxes, yarn or
string, hole punch, tape
Directions: Cut the fronts off the boxes. Hole
punch around the sides. Tie one
end of the yarn to a hole in the
box. Wrap tape around the other
end to make a needle.
Hint! Cut a pipe cleaner in half and
twist it around the yarn to make a
Sewing cards can also be made from paper plates or plastic place
11) Wonder Watchers
Materials: cardboard roller from paper towels,
tape, string, hole punch, markers
Directions: Cut the paper towel roll in half.
Tape together. Punch a hole on
the side of each roller. Tie on a
piece of string so it can easily be
slipped on and off the head.
Let children decorate with markers.
Look out the window or take a
walk and look at all the wonders in
Hint! You can also cover the ends of the
rollers with colored cellophane.
Materials: cardboard roller, wax paper,
rubber band, markers
Directions: You will need a 5” section of a cardboard roller. Cut a 7” circle from the wax paper and wrap it around one end of the roller with the rubber band. Decorate with markers. Hold the open end to your mouth and hum.
Hint! Play “name that tune” as you hum while others try to guess your song.