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 inlaws, know how we “love” 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 as you HomesCool.
1. LOTS OF PLAY THINGS
A RED CAR FROM A BALIKBAYAN BOX
- SCIENCE PROJECTS
SUN SCOPE- One of the projects recommended by Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy
SOLAR SYSTEM POSTER FROM A FOLDING TABLE BOX
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
3. ART /HISTORY PROJECTS
CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE / “BELEN”
4. LETTER TEMPLATES
5. DOLL FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
6. BOOK REPORTS
7. SOME BOXES REMAIN AS BOXES AS YOU 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!
Exodus 35:30-33 “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with allcraftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft.”