Activity Introduction

Being stuck inside because of the coronavirus or bad weather doesn’t mean that you can’t go anywhere. Introducing the transport box! Do you want a spaceship to take you to outer space? A car to take you to the beach? A train to take you to the countryside? A tram to take you around the city? A plane to take you to a beach destination? It’s all possible with a little help from your imagination. 

Safety advice: Scissors and knives are sharp and pointy and are very dangerous. Parents/caregivers should stay close and help with these objects.

Younger kids will need support for the craft component of this activity but will need minimal help with their imagination. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and will keep them entertained for long periods at a time.

Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 2-4

Themes: 

  • investigate
  • playtime 
  • chill time
  • be creative

Time required: 15-30 minutes depending on how much time you spend on construction

Curriculum connections: The Arts

Tips for Parents and Carers

It’s often noted that kids sometimes enjoy the box their gift comes in more than the actual gift – this activity requires very little craft and gets their imagination flowing.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

  • EYLF – Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity 

Resources Required

  • Large box – preferably large enough for your kid/s to be able to comfortably sit inside
  • Scissors/knife

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Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with the Australian Curriculum. 

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

The Transport Box - Activity Instructions

Being stuck inside because of the coronavirus or bad weather doesn’t mean that you can’t go anywhere. Introducing the transport box! Do you want a spaceship to take you to outer space? A car to take you to the beach? A train to take you to the countryside? A tram to take you around the city? A plane to take you to a beach destination? It’s all possible with a little help from your imagination. 

Safety advice: Scissors and knives are sharp and pointy and are very dangerous. Parents/caregivers should stay close and help with these objects.

Part A: The Construction

Step 1. A box is just a box right now but cutting a big hole in the side using scissors or a knife will turn your box into a spaceship, a rocket, a train or a bus. Keep the cutout cardboard to use for further play (think shield, door or portal to a new world). 

Part B: Now Imagine

Step 1. Sit inside the box and think about where you would like to go. How would you like to get th

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