This morning my son was excited to find a brand new waffle box ready for him to use his creativity. He eagerly grabbed the box, cut a rectangle out of one side, took his little cars and drove them inside. It’s a garage, he yelled! I thought to myself, you are right….It’s not a box! So, today I have some fun ideas and activities for the book Not a box. This is a great book to help teach the letter B, or the word family ox ending, or… just a fun lesson in creativity! Today I have some Not a Box Lesson Plan and Activities for you.
Not a Box Lesson Plan and Activities
Today we are learning the letter B …(or the ox word family)… Or, we are just going to have some good creative fun! Today we will do some Not a Box Activities!
- Make a list of things you can make with a box! Lists are good things to make because they are a precursor to writing sentences.
- Discuss real vs. Fantasy – It this story real? Can we help it to be real? Do we use our imagination when we create our own ideas out of a box? Does bunny know that the not a box is really a real box? Do you know the not a box is really a real box?
- Have fun making things with the box! Students can work together to create imaginary things out of the box
- Make the Not a Box Activity book (free download below). Draw all the different ideas of what a box could become…or what a box did become when you transformed all the boxes!
- Make things with a box!! Go to a grocery store or “big box” store and ask for boxes if you need help finding boxes. A lot of times they will give you boxes free of charge that you can use to explore and create. One time I went to “Best Buy” and was able to pick up a HUGE washer box. The kids had so much fun!
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