Food Packaging Activities

Before you recycle them, put your food boxes to use to make these food packaging activities.
food packaging activities
For this activity, cut and save the front and back from each package. Put them in a pile and work together to match them up.
B and I worked together and it was trickier than I thought it would be, especially with the products that B doesn’t normally see (pasta, soup mix, etc.). When he would get stuck I would help him by saying look at the color, or size, or shape. It turned out to be a great activity for critical thinking!
Other Package Activity Ideas:
  • Hunt for and circle numbers
  • Hunt for and circle certain letters or letters of your name
  • Hunt for and circle words you know
  • Sort by size (small, medium, large)
  • Sort by shape (square, rectangle)
  • Sort by color
  • Read and talk about the ingredients
  • Label each box with a price and play store with a calculator
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  • Reply sharercoupons

    You are so creative! I love that you take a boxed food and can make it a game. I’ve always thought of my self as creative but I’ve got nothing on you!

    August 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    What a great example of environmental learning!

    August 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply medina family

    Great idea! I agree…you are so creative…thanks for sharing your ideas with us.


    August 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Lori

    I love this idea. I can see where it might be difficult with some packaging like the GoGurts where it doesn’t stand out that they go together.

    August 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply The Mom I Want To Be

    What a great activity. When you’re done you could use the cardboard to make your own ‘hardcover’ books.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:23 am
  • Reply Stacie

    A woman after my own heart!! I just threw a cereal box away this morning, and I was trying to think what I should do with it!! Great idea. Thanks!!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Abbie

    This is so clever! So many great ideas to do with something that everyone had in their recycling container.
    Thanks for sharing.

    August 27, 2010 at 2:47 am
  • Reply Adwoa Akyaa Gyimah

    Great activity worth trying. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing

    August 30, 2010 at 1:10 pm
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