What you will need:
- 1 small cardboard box
- a black and red marker
- a knife
Tape the bottom of your box so there are no openings. Cut out a 6×6 inch square in the bottom.
On the front of the box draw in eyes, nose and mouth with your black marker. Fill in the eyes and nose but cut out the mouth with your knife. You can also add ears with your marker to the side of the box. Draw a long red tongue below your cut out mouth.
You did it! Simple, Easy and most likely free.
How to Use your Puppy Box:
I use this with my sensory table. (See below for sensory table suggestions)
Fill your sensory table with oatmeal or rice.
Hide small dog biscuits in the oatmeal. You can use Milk bone biscuits or purchase raw hide ones at a discount store.
Have your child dig for bones and feed them to the puppy. You can count up how many bones the hungry puppy can eat.
When all the bones have been fed to the puppy, lift him up and hide them again.
Fur Covered Puppy Box: If you are feeling quite crafty you can cover your box in brown fur which you can purchase at a fabric store. You will also need a glue gun, plastic eyes, and red and black felt. I added ears to the side and a tail on the back (I’m a sucker for cute).Wrap your box in the fabric as if you were wrapping a gift and glue the sides closed.Glue on his eyes, and nose and make sure the fabric is secure around the mouth.
Sensory tables are in most preschool classrooms and offer children the opportunity to explore their senses through a variety of materials and activities. You can duplicate the costly ones with an under the bed plastic storage container available at discount stores for under $20.00. They should come with a lid which will help keep your filling clean. Suggestions to fill it are rice, oatmeal, water, feathers, cotton balls, hay, nature items etc. You can store these in air tight containers and reuse them for quite some time. Use kitchen tools and measuring cups to explore your various materials or purchase inexpensive, pails, scoops, watering cans and nets