Saturday 3 September 2011


Montessori Activity: Opening and Closing Boxes

Age: From 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 5 - 10 minutes


1. 2 boxes each with something interesting inside such as a fridge magnet.
2. 1 tray


1. Shake the box to attract the child's interest.

2. Show your child how to open the box to take the thing out.

3. Close the box and encourage your child try to open it.

4. Show your child how to put the item into the box and close the box by folding the 2 flaps followed by the cover.

5. Encourage your child to close the box.

Additional Information:

Before throwing away the boxes containing the cream I bought, I thought why not let J practice opening and closing boxes. He (2Y5M29D) had some problem trying to find the opening, until I pointed to him the side to open. He then managed to open the box, but part of the cover was torn. He then tried to close the box, but didn't know how to handle the flaps. After showing him, he was able to close it well. After several tries, he was good at opening and closing boxes. The whole activity took 5 minutes.

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