First, I turned took the tape off of the boxes and retaped them inside out, so that the boys could decorate them. I taped both boxes together, and we even found an empty Sam Adams box that I put on top as a chimney. Note the little birdie that I drew on the chimney.
|I believe that is whipped cream on Henry's face. :)|
Besides hiding in it and using it as a tunnel, there are many things to do with a box. You can decorate it with crayons. (If I had been braver, we could've used markers or paints, but I dreaded the mess.) The boys can use it as a launching pad for their toys. They can sit inside of it and eat raisins.
They can pretend to have their dinosaurs attack the house, godzilla style.
|"Rawwr!" Said Henry.|
The boys also took turns hiding in the box, and at one point they refused to come out. All I could see were their feet.
The boys eventually played too rough for the boxes, and they started collapsing. We had to tell them that climbing on the roof was not a good idea!
All it took was some packing tape to put their house back together. I propped it up between chairs and a bookshelf.