10 Fun Shoebox Projects to Do With Your Kids

Are your kids’ eyes glued to some sort of electronic box?

Want to ignite their imaginations and help them create their own fun?

Give them another kind of box—an empty shoebox. It’s (almost) all you’ll need to keep everyone entertained.

In this article I’ll share 10 quick and inexpensive ways to have fun with a shoebox.

With ideas for games and creative play, sensory stimulation and memory challenges, even organization and writing practice, you’re sure to find something your kids will enjoy, right in your recycling bin.

Are your kids' eyes glued to an electronic box? Give them an empty shoebox instead. These 10 shoebox ideas are all you'll need to keep everyone entertained.

Why Try Shoebox Projects?

Shoeboxes are the perfect size. They’re big enough to inspire imagination, but small enough to be a manageable project and easily stored at the end of the day. You can even use a shoebox to store a project. Play games, construct objects—the sky’s the limit.

A shoebox adventure is multi-dimensional, whether you make a mini-theater, a zoo, a fish tank or something your kids haven’t imagined yet. You and your kids can create characters and a backstory, make a shoebox “home” where they can come to life and then enter into your imaginary world again and again for hours of fun, creative play.

So go find a shoebox!

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How to Entertain Your Kids for Hours With Adventure Tubs

Do your children like to explore?

Want a fun (and messy) activity that gets the whole family involved?

With simple household supplies and a lot of imagination, you’ll take your kids on an exciting journey that involves their senses.

In this article, I will show you how to create an adventure tub

It’s a simple, inexpensive project that your kids will enjoy for hours of messy, feel-good fun.

Use sensory tubs to create a great, inexpensive home adventure to distract the kids from electronics and engage with the family.

What Is Sensory Play?

Sensory play involves stepping back to let your child explore with all five senses. When you do this, something wonderful happens—kids take the lead using their imaginations!

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