Got a big box? Boxes are blank canvases waiting to be transformed into something magical. Give one to your kid and you'll notice that within seconds they find a new use for it. A car? A castle? A cave? They are definitely the epitome of open ended play (followed by sticks possibly).
As soon as M got a hold of this box she went and got her flashlight and got to work. I love how her creativity just flows without overthinking or worrying.
Want to try?
Let your child decide how they will paint or draw on the box. They may want to start by drawing/painting the outside of the box and then move to the inside. They can sit inside the box or turn the box over and turn it into a cave. This project can be a multi-day event and you can continue to add to it for tons of texture and colors!