What’s in the box?

In the never ending battle to keep everyone entertained and happy, the latest thing Lily came up with was What’s in the box? I know it’s something Lily has seen on YouTube. She’s wanted to recreate a lot of the things she’s seen on there. This is a pretty simple and safe one to do, so I thought why not?

All you need is a cardboard box, and as Natalie is an Avon Rep. So we aren’t short of boxes in this house. The lid had already been taken off, so I just cut out some holes on each side and stood the box up. Which made it perfect for what we needed.

What’s in the box?

To be honest, it was surprisingly difficult to find items to put in the box. I started off with a croissant, a green pepper, some tissues and a M&Ms chocolate bunny. What I really love about the 4 photos above, is the 4 different emotions being shown on Lily’s face.

My favourite one we did was some whipped cream in a bowl, and as you can see from the photo below. It was certainly Lily’s favourite as well.

What’s in the box?

I found 4 more things for her to try and guess. A Lei necklace, a stuffed animal, a Easter bunny ornament and a large paint brush. Again there’s 4 different facial expressions. The paint brush one has to be my favourite, and took her the longest to figure out. She is only used to her own small paint brushes.

Why not try it yourself?

Have you ever played what’s in the box? It’s really simple as long as you have a box at hand, and is fun to do. You can even use it as a way to get your child, to handle things they wouldn’t normally touch. That was my idea behind the green pepper, and although Lily didn’t like the fact it felt cold at first. She happily felt around it, and continued to do so after she had guessed it.

So why not try it yourself? Also if you have any good ideas for fun things to use for the game. Then please them in the comments below, as I think we could be playing this a lot over the next week.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

22 thoughts on “What’s in the box?

  • May 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm
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    Looks like Lily had fun, did she eat the whipped cream afterwards? 🤣

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    • May 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm
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      Of course she did 🤣 ate the croissant too….but not the green pepper…

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  • May 16, 2020 at 9:14 pm
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    You need to get some slimy stuff for the next game.

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    • May 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm
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      Hah yeah we do, we never had anything like that to use this time.

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      • May 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm
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        This looks loads of fun. Great idea thanks for sharing.

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        • May 17, 2020 at 7:40 pm
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          Thank you, great fun for something so simple to set up.

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  • May 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm
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    I love this idea! It is amazing how much sight factors into what we think something is.
    I want to mix in things like odd blocks and device chargers when I give this a go! 🙂

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    • May 17, 2020 at 10:27 am
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      Thank you, device chargers is a good one I haven’t used yet.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 9:53 am
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    Such a simple thing to set up, and it looks like great fun.

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    • May 17, 2020 at 10:28 am
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      Thank you for your comment, it is easy and fun for sure.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 10:12 am
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    I liked the idea of playing around with the box and amused to see her expressions, stay home stay safe!!

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    • May 17, 2020 at 10:30 am
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      Thank you for your comment, yeah the expressions are definitely the best part 😊

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  • May 17, 2020 at 11:06 am
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    This is a great idea! Lily certainly looks like she had fun and it was very amusing to see all her different facial expressions!

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    • May 17, 2020 at 7:38 pm
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      Thank you, she certainly did, and yes the facial expressions are great.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 11:49 am
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    What a great idea, I’d love to play this with my nephew, but at 6 months old I think I will have to hang fire for a while. Lily looks like she had a great time. Great Read.

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    • May 17, 2020 at 7:39 pm
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      Thank you, yeah you will have to wait on this one a while yet I think 😂

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  • May 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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    It’s amazing how in a world full of technology, children can still have a great time, using just a cardboard box and what’s around them. Great job 👍

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    • May 17, 2020 at 7:42 pm
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      It certainly is mate, my kids have all the techno stuff and spend plenty of time on there, but if you give them the opportunity to do something like this, they will always jump at it!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 8:07 am
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    This is so cute! You should also use fuzzy and weirdly textured materials next time. That will spice up the game!

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    • May 19, 2020 at 12:28 pm
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      Thank you, yeah I’m trying to gather some more “interesting” objects for the next game 😊

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  • May 20, 2020 at 5:26 pm
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    This is such a cute idea!! I will have to try this with my kiddos. (Also this post made me think of the movie Seven LOL)

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    • May 21, 2020 at 11:00 am
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      Hah I’m not sure what that says about you 🤣 I love the film
      Seven though. It’s a fun and easy thing to do.

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