Big Play in a Box

  • "Let's Make Some Delicious Pizzas! - Pretend Play as a Pizza Chef"

    Pizza chef pretend play is a fun and creative activity that allows children to explore their imagination while developing important skills. During this type of play, children can take on the role of a pizza chef and engage in make-believe scenarios such as running their own pizza restaurant, preparing and serving pizzas to customers, and collaborating with others to create delicious pizza recipes. 

    Check out the Big Play in a Box version of using some fun items and turning them into days and days of play while being a Pizza Chef!

  • FUN Ways to get the "Wiggles" Out from an Occupational Therapist's Bag of Tricks!

    The kids are fighting, running between your legs, throwing, and crying! You are about to lose your mind! I've been there! Both as a parent of 4 under 9 as well as an Occupational Therapist of 30 years! Here are some simple, FREE, organized "heavy work" activities that will release those endorphins that will allow you to regain control, instill calm and maybe allow you a cup of coffee with at least some uninterrupted time!
  • Space Gift Box for Kids!

    Big Play in a Box has found a way to provide all budding astronauts a way to use their hands and minds to motivate, learn and creatively indulge in a box jam-packed with projects for young children.  Curated by a pediatric OT, February's Big Play in a Box is filled with Space activities including a book, sensory play, crafts with supplies as well as STEM-led toys and extension ideas. Days upon days of easy meaningful play to address developmental skills and encourage relationships among loved ones!
  • Bedtime Box - December 2022

    Buddy's Bedtime Battery is the featured book of our December 2022 Box. I happened upon this sweet book which I felt would be a perfect addition ...
  • Getting through the Holidays with your Sensory Sensitive Child

    Christmas. Many of us view Christmas as a joyous time of year. Children around us are filled with anticipation, giggles, extra "acts of kindness",...
  • Veterans Day - Big Play in a Box

    This month's box is all about honoring our Heroes! Veterans Day can get lost amongst the excitement of all of the other fun Holidays, however, at Big Play in a Box, we feel our children benefit from the education they can receive by recognizing our military.  This Box has plenty of hands-on, interactive play that will engage senses, create curiosity, communication and FUN while learning!
  • Considerations for Halloween for your Neurodivergent Child

      The time is quickly approaching! Halloween is often one of the children's favorite times of the year! However, some children do not view it that...
  • ABC's of Kindness - September 2022

    Check out September's Big Play in a Box! It is a perfect combination of concepts  to help make your child's transition into school smooth. All hands on activities are centered around the book ABC's of Kindness. Curated by a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, this Gift/Subscription Box has plenty of FUN to engage your child all month long!
  • What to Expect at Your First Occupational Therapy Appointment

    You have been told your child could benefit from a Therapy Evaluation. It takes weeks, sometimes months to get in!! Finally, you get the call! You want to be prepared and do not know what to expect! Read this blog to calm your nerves and help you understand what this appointment may look like and help you, your child and the therapist make this a time of understanding and relief that there is help.
  • Community Heroes! Our August 2022 Box!

    August is for Community Heroes!! Check out all of the fun and engaging activities that Big Play in a Box has to offer this month! Curated by an Occupational Therapist for children with a developmental age range of 3 - 8 years old. Address skills while strengthening interactions without the fuss of researching, shopping, and storing extra supplies! It's all in the Box!
  • Sensory Processing Disorder - Simplified!

    You finally have a diagnosis and hope that you can get help for your child and your family. Sensory Processing Disorder! Wait...What?? What are all of those big unfamiliar words the therapist was using?? Read further as I try to stay away from those words and use only the ones that will leave you confident that you may have a grasp of what life in the day of your child through his or her eyes may be. You will be able to share this blog with all those that surround your family to give them insight as well as hope for the future of your child and his/her well-being.
  • Pout Pout Fish - July 2022 - Ocean Theme Box

    This was the first month of providing 2 Subscription Options.  I now call our original box "The Full Experience" and a condensed version is "The Weekender".  By doing this I am trying to accomplish a few objectives.  First, I want to provide a different price point for those who felt The Full Experience was not in the range they could comfortably afford on a monthly basis.