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That’s Not a Box!

One of my favorite books to read to my Kinder GT class when we talk about Inventor Thinking is Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Gauch.  Christina is a very creative young lady who finds all sorts of uses for the box delivered to their house “on a refrigerator.”  Her mother keeps trying to dispose of the box that is cluttering their front yard, but Christina keeps thinking of new uses for it.  To her, it is anything but a box (or clutter).

Following up on yesterday’s post, I thought you might like some more “make something” resources – and, as you may have guessed, they all have to do with boxes.  Since I am gearing up my students to participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge again in October, I am always on the lookout for cardboard ideas.  Thanks to @JeanneReed1 for tweeting the link to the awesome Makerspace Pinterest Board where I found the Inventor’s Box idea pictured below. Here is that one, and a few others I’ve run across recently (and, yes, the first one totally appeals to the “tech nerd” in me!):

Scratch Arcade
Scratch Arcade


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Inventor's Box
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31 Creative Uses For Cardboard Boxes

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2 thoughts on “That’s Not a Box!”

  1. Hi Terri

    Another great picture book about building with boxes is The Man Who Loved Boxes by Stephen Michael King.

    I am a recent follower of your blog and I am loving your posts. Thanks to your posts about the Global Cardboard Challenge, I am looking to do it with my Year 3 & 4 class this semester.


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