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The Engine Room
Phones away... Let's play!
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30 mins

Boxie’s Mindful Jar

Boxie’s Mindful Jar helps us understand how our emotions – happiness, sadness, worry, impatience, fear. It’s a great way of…

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When I’m angry,
when I’m sad
,
when I’m feeling really mad...

Thoughts fly off at every angle

But how can I undo the tangle?

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Some puppets have strings from above
Others fit over your hand,
But these ones have fingers for legs
So they can walk and dance and stand.

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There are beautiful shapes and patterns
On the leaves of different trees,
You can turn them into pictures
Use any leaf you please!

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Springtime brings the flowers their blooms
But then it goes away,
What if we could keep those blooms
To brighten a winter day?

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When you look in the mirror,
You see another you...

Now see what happens to wet paint,
When you fold the paper in two!

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Do you know how vegetables grow:
A potato or a carrot?

There’s an experiment that shows you how,
Come one now, let’s try it!

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Everyone knows
that everything grows,
From a tiny little seed...

We’re going to plant a garden now,
And here’s what you will need.

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60 mins

Boxie’s Puzzletime

Getting Started: Do you have any puzzles? Jigsaw puzzles? Wooden puzzles? Rubik’s cubes? Crosswords, Sodoku, books of riddles? Most people…

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Puzzles come in many types
But Boxie’s very picky!

They have to be a lot of fun
As well as being tricky!

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Did granddad have a granny?
Is she my granny too?
Am I related to Adam and Eve?
And who is ‘Great Auntie Sue'?

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60 mins

Fort Boxie

Getting Started: Place chairs with their backs to each other but with a good space between. Drape the blankets over…

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The aliens are coming
Where are you going to hide?

Make a run for Boxie’s Fort
Where you’ll be safe inside!

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30 mins

Boxie Drum

Getting Started: Turn the boxes and jam jars upside down and pat them with your hands, different size boxes will…

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Music comes from many things
From boxes, tubes and spoons,
Let’s make a homemade orchestra
Then play ourselves some tunes!

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Our senses help us read the world
what’s safe and what is not,
And if you focus in on one
You can learn a lot!

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30 mins

Boxie’s Disco

Getting Started: Have a bit of fun choosing a playlist. Don’t just pick things you think are cool, pick things…

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Pump up the volume!
Pump it some more!
Get your feet up
on the floor,
A little bit of twisting,
a little bit of hoppin’
The next thing you know
the kids’ll be boppin’!!!

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When the toilet paper’s finished
The tubes are left behind,
We can make people with these
And trees of every kind!

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Some puppets have strings from above
Others fit over your hand,
But these ones have fingers for legs
So they can walk and dance and stand.

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Do you do lots of recycling?
I really hope that you do,
But those empty wrappers and packets
Can be used for other things too!

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Toeknee used to be a sock
That’s why he’s one foot high!

Let’s make some brand new friends for him
It’s easy if you try!

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What would I want with a paint brush
When I’ve fingers on my hand?
The pictures I paint with my fingertips
Turn out just the way I planned!

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Homemade popcorn makes more racket
Than fireworks at New Year’s,
It tastes better than the stuff in a packet!
But you might want to cover your ears!

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Who doesn’t like a fairy cake
With icing on the top!
And I bet I’ll like the ones you make
More than ones bought in a shop!

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Sycamore and Maple trees
Have a secret up their sleeves!
Their seeds fly down in helicopters
From high up in their leaves!

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