I am a sucker for cheesy school projects. I love them. As a teacher I loved assigning them and seeing what the kids would come up with. One of my favorites every year is the Valentine’s Day Box project. I always made it a contest in my class and have seen some very creative ideas over the years!
Well, when Thing 1 came home with the assignment for his kindergarten class, I made an inner teacher squeal and began brainstorming ideas with him. After much 6 year old deliberation and using the Super 3 (Plan, Do, and Review…DUH), he decided to do a pirate-themed box. Oh, the possibilities! I seriously had to remind myself that this was HIS project and not mine. 🙂 I love this project because it becomes a family activity.
Of course, there were some things only I could do (spray paint the box, hot glue the beads), but for the most part, kiddo helped with every step. We decided to put the box on a flat cardboard surface and he helped me cover it in sand to make it look like the beach! He created a map, painted darker lines on the box to make it look like a wooden chest, and even drew the keyhole for the “lock”. It was a lot of fun putting it together!