Valentine’s is quickly approaching, how can you utilize those fun chocolate candy boxes that are given out as gifts?
As I have said before I try to save items and reuse them particularly in our homeschooling/Montessori lessons.
I cleaned out the candy boxes with the help from my family (we ate the candy inside) and then I cleaned the plastic try lining inside the boxes. The 1st candy box was for matching the shapes in the inner try shaped lining.
I have paint swatches from the home improvement store. I took the paint swatches and cut them to match the inside of the candy box tray. So my son had to match the paint swatch pieces into the tray. My son transferred the matching pieces into the try using tongs but for little children you could do it minus the tongs.
The 2nd candy box activity was placing the heart-shaped lids to the bottoms of the candy boxes. Being heart-shaped can be a bit tricky to match the bottom heart-shaped pieces so it takes practice of hand and eye coordination which this activity allows. I laid the bottom pieces out on the table in one row and then another row of the lids and he added the lids to the bottoms of the boxes.
The 3rd candy box activity I placed on the table with tongs and vase filler glass stones which he transferred with tongs – he filled each shaped lining inside the box to the tip-top (that was his choice).
The possibilities are endless! Do you use candy boxes in your learning lessons? If so how? Share by linking up below or leaving a comment!
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