Cardboard can be a great source of fun and entertainment for kids. Whether you’re trying to get creative with limited resources or just want to reclaim your recycled boxes and turn them into something amazing, here are eight cardboard games that will keep your kids entertained for hours.
- Cardboard Maze – This classic game is easy to put together and keeps kids engaged as they try to find their way out of the maze. All you need is a box and some markers or paint. Have your child draw the path and then cut out the openings along the way to create a winding path. Set up the maze with small barriers around the walls and let them explore and enjoy!
- Cardboard Ball Toss – Take a large cardboard box and fill it with colorful balls. Cut out two holes in the box for the kids to toss their balls in. You can use different colored balls for different points or give each kid a certain color to keep track of how many times they successfully land their ball in the box.
- Cardboard Car Racing – Have your kids decorate their own cardboard car and then pick a race track. You can use books to create hills or cardboard to create a ramped track. Set up a finish line and have your kids race their cars down the track.
- Cardboard Obstacle Course – With a few pieces of sturdy cardboard, you can create your own fun obstacle course. Cut out some interesting shapes and add a few jumps and tunnels. You can even color-code the course to make it even harder and more fun.
- Cardboard Ring Toss – Cut out small cardboard rings and have your kids try to throw them onto a target. This can be done indoors or outdoors and is great for developing motor skills and coordination.
- Cardboard Catapult – Let your kids design and build their own catapult with some craft supplies and cardboard. Once built, challenge them to pick an object from across the room and see if they can land it in the designated area.
- Cardboard Race Track – Create a race track for small toy cars or balls with pieces of cardboard. This is a great project for older children or teens who can design the course and add ramps, jumps, and hills.
- Cardboard Marble Run – This is a great way to encourage engineering and problem solving skills. Have your kids design a marble run with pieces of cardboard and see how long it takes the marble to reach the bottom.
These eight games are sure to keep your kids entertained and help them learn important cognitive and motor skills. All it takes is some cardboard and a bit of creativity. So, get building and have fun!