This post has nesting boxes paper folding for Presidents’ Day. It is a a printable with six different sized boxes so that they fit together and appear as a single box. Children are surprised when they keep finding another and another box as they try to open it. They will find the penny in the last box delightful.
Inside the last box place a penny for children to find after opening all the boxes.
Here is a view of the boxes from the top. You can see this has a President’s Day theme that might also work for the 4th of July.
The boxes may also be stacked.
How To Stack The Nesting Boxes
A YouTube video shows stacking from smallest to largest. Assemble the boxes before giving them to the children. Older children may want to learn how to fold the boxes themselves to give to others. See how to fold the boxes by reading the instructions included in the PDF.
Hint! Do not stack boxes as below. Each box is flipped over as it fits in the next larger size. The penny would fall out using this arrangement.
Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents. Her children's books are available on Amazon. She was a public school teacher for 28 years, three of those in a desegregation school, five in schools with the Minneapolis Choice is Yours program as a Wayzata teacher. She has been trained in numerous areas such as CGI Math, the National Urban Alliance, reading strategies, writing workshop, and others listed on her about page.
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