Thursday, December 22, 2011

Delightful December Day 11! Box Fun??

Kids are born naturally AWESOME, don't you agree? They have ideas and thoughts and the best of intentions, it's us adults that get in the way by telling them this way and that. Sometimes I have to remind myself to step back and let them be! With the Holiday season in full swing and the kids home 24 hours a day + the husband on vacation, it was time to get SERIOUS and hit SAM'S Club! 
As many of you know, a trip to Sam's always results in a plethora of boxes! Boxes for everything that anyone can think of, sizes, shapes, colors etc. We grab the largest ones without thought at all, but the kids had something else in mind. They told us that they would be in charge of the boxes and quickly ran to grab what we needed. When we got home and my husband was tossing the boxes to the recycle bin, they STOPPED HIM! No DADDDDDDYYYY!!! Don't throw those away we can DO SOMETHING WITH THEM! They opted to skip Mom's craft of the day and create on their own!

Isn't it amazing how a simple and ordinary cardboard box can turn in to a rocket ship with nothing done to it at all? It can become a playhouse complete with santa stickers, as you can see in the background left there! It became a boat, race car (where they played Wii Mario Kart from!), shopping cart, stroller, toy carrier and on and on the play went for hours.

Near the end of the evening, I noticed that the youngest snagged this oddly shaped box and created a village backdrop on it! He glued blue paper, strung some lights and taped down green paper to the floor. He dres flowers and snowmen and had the best time playing on his own! I love when kids are left to their own devices and come up with some pretty amazing stuff!



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