Treasure Boxes: Let the children personalize boxes for holding treasures. Give each child a box with a lid. Have the children glue collage materials such as buttons, ribbons, fabric and paper scraps, yarn, pasta, glitter, or feathers to their boxes to make them extra special.
Sorting Game: Set out a round box (such as an oatmeal box), a square box and a rectangular box, along with small objects that are round, square, and rectangular. To play the game, have the children choose objects one at a time and place them in the matching shaped boxes.
Obstacle Courses: Arrange sturdy cardboard boxes for the children to climb around and over. Open both ends of a box to make a tunnel. Place a series of boxes together to make steps.