Box of Wonder
Give your child the gift of imagination! Cover a box in festive paper but leave the top loose so you can open it and leave the paper on. Say: “I wonder what’s in the box?” then mime whatever you fancy – picking up a kitten, wrapping a scarf around your neck, drinking a hot cup of cocoa
Wearing a cardboard box on any part of the body transforms you into a fun playful character. Perhaps you might try on some cardboard skates and twirl around the living room. What happens if wear a cardboard box as a pair of trousers or a skirt will you waddle like a penguin?
Use a big cardboard box, with both ends open, to make a snow tunnel. Tape, coloured pens or chalk, more boxes or some fabric would be handy extras for extending or decorating inside or out.
Imagine every time you opened a box a funny sound happened, and it changed each time! Any size box can become a musician all it needs is you and your wee one’s festive imagination. Each time you open the lid make a sound – perhaps it will be the crunch of snow or the tweet of a robin. Encourage your wee one to make their own sounds too. Is that a mouse scratching to get into the mince pies we hear?
Peek a boo box
We all know the traditional pop the box over your head and peek out from under it but have you ever thought about cutting peek a boo doors into the box where your fingers and toes can play peek a boo. Cut shape into the box but make sure to leave a flap and then find ways you and your wee one can use your fingers and toes to play peek a boo!