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Cardboard boxes (climbing)

Required material:

  • Several heavy cardboard boxes (request empty banana boxes with lids from your local grocer)
  • Several newspapers

Pack your cardboard boxes with newspaper. Close the boxes. Let babies paint the boxes or draw on them.


Set the boxes on a safe surface. Let babies explore them.


More adventurous babies will climb onto the boxes. Younger babies will use the boxes to stand up from a sitting position.


If you have several boxes, you may use them to create a barrier between two areas (place the boxes next to each other in a line). Doing this will further encourage babies to climb over them to see what is hiding on the other side!



Chantal Milette

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