A DIY drop box game is a great way to build teamwork and critical thinking!
I shared the sweetest, individual-sized, DIY drop box game on my Facebook page and decided it would be perfect for my preschool and prekindergarten age students if I could find a bigger box.
It just so happened I had saved two long boxes over the summer. I can’t remember what actually came in the boxes but I knew that I should hold onto them. I love to use boxes like these for partner or group activities. All I needed to do was wait for a fun idea to come along and I would be all ready to go. The only scary part was cutting the holes in the boxes because once I cut those holes, there would be no going back to using the boxes for a different plan. I decided to go for it and it ended up being a very good decision.
Preparing the Game
In one of our boxes I cut three holes straight down the middle. In the other box, I cut three holes diagonally across the box. I wasn’t sure whether to cut one, three, or more holes but three worked perfectly for my students. I think more than three holes would have made the process too easy and one hole might have been a little too challenging.
These types of games are such a great way to promote working together as a team. It took a few tries for some of my students to realize how to work together to make the ball head to one hole over another.
Using Trial and Error
A few of my students enjoyed giving the game a try on their own too!
See our DIY Drop Box Game in Action
I thought you might enjoy seeing this game in action so check out this video of my students playing our DIY Drop Box Game!
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