Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Project

Every month, Imagination Campus students, teachers and families collaborate to create something new out of something old. We save, salvage and collect everyday items and transform them into something extraordinary.

Cardboard Boxes

“With nothing more than a little imagination, boxes can be transformed into forts or houses, spaceships or submarines, castles or caves. Inside a big cardboard box, a child is transported to a world of his or her own, one where anything is possible.” – National Toy Hall of Fame

“I wonder what we could do with this big box? What do you think?”

During the month of October, we introduced the concept of reusing items for other purposes. We talked with the children about cardboard boxes and what they think they are used for.

We asked families to bring in boxes of all shapes and sizes. The teachers brought the boxes into their classrooms and watched how the children played with them using their imaginations and creativity.

For our collaborative project, we found two very large boxes. We adhered them together to make one long huge rectangular box. We placed it in the Art Globe and as the different classrooms came in, we asked the same question: “I wonder what we can do with this big box? What do you think?”

We received all kinds of wonderful answers, but the best part was watching the children’s natural curiosity take over. Each of the classrooms helped paint the huge rectangle box and with a little help from a teacher, transformed it into a fire truck.