Everyone knows the joke about a toddlers’ favorite birthday present – the box the toy came in! Kids love to play with boxes, and there are several great picture books that fit the theme of boxes. For a craft, make “treasure boxes” from shoe boxes donated by a local shoe store.
Portis, Antoinette. NOT A BOX. A bunny describes how a box can be more than just a box.
Foley, Greg. THANK YOU BEAR. Bear finds the perfect gift for his friend the mouse.
Rau, Dana Meachen. A BOX CAN BE MANY THINGS. In this easy reader, a brother and sister play with a large box they find in the garage.
Lillegard, Dee. SITTING IN MY BOX. A box slowly fills with animals, when a flea jumps in thinking there is room for someone small like him. Available in a Big Book.
Roche, P.K. WEBSTER AND ARNOLD AND THE GIANT BOX. Two friends imagine that a box can be several other things.
I HAD A LITTLE TURTLE I had a little turtle and he lived in a box. He swam in a puddle and climbed on the rocks. He snapped at a mosquito, He snapped at a flea, He snapped at a minnow, And he snapped at me! He caught the mosquito, He caught the flea, He caught the minnow, But he didn’t catch me!