Friday, July 27, 2018

Books & Ideas For Box & Cardboard Creations!

When my daughter Brianna received the awesome #morethanabox Amazon boxes at their home in Belgium this week,
I couldn't help but get excited about the possibilities and follow along with this amazing initiate from Amazon!

The first thing I did was check to see if we had received any at our home yet, because these will be perfect for our students in the Van Meter School Library.
I put out a call to our families and communities through our Van Meter Library Voice FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep a look out for these and bring them into the library.
I also looked at the Padlet we created filled with books about boxes and cardboard.  I thought how wonderful it would be to take these boxes from Amazon and turn them into not only the things printed on the side, but mash them into other projects like found in...
 ...Epic Cardboard Adventures 4D from Capstone and...
...Out of the Box
from DK.  
And to share all of the special stories about boxes and cardboard too. 
I then visited Amazon to find out more details and learned from their site,
Amazon recently surprised customers with playful shipping boxes inspired by child-like imagination. We introduced fun ways to treat adults, kids and pets to ... more than a box! Channel your inner pirate, yogi, thrill seeker — like River the cat (above) — and more by following the instructions below.
This page shows all of the different boxes that you and your kids can collect from Amazon including these.... masks too.
I especially loved visiting the #morethanabox hashtag that is featured on the box and filling up with awesome pictures and ideas on Twitter and....
and Instagram.

As we get the #morethanabox boxes (which I don't know about you, but we get A LOT of Amazon boxes in the mail at our homes), think about all of the fun your children will have with the boxes and the amazing creations these will spark!

This is just a start!

By using the books included in our Padlet, visiting the #morethanabox hashtag, being inspired searching on Instagram and best of all, using imagination and creativity, #morethanamox will surely inspire our students this year as we go into a new school year within our libraries and classrooms.

So, add even more storybooks and books to create on the Padlet, share your creations and those of your students on social media, and have fun with boxes, cardboard and other recycled goods!  
I know that when my sister Heather and I were little, there was nothing better than the fun a giant box brought us on our family farm.  

We can't wait to see what they bring to your life too! 

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