The next time you finish a box of cereal, save the box. It has so much potential. Really.
Cut out the words or letters and glue them to index cards. Make your own matching, guessing, or identification games using these cards. Or cut out the letters and make different words out of them.
Cut out the characters from the front or back of the box and make them into puppets by gluing them on popsicle sticks.
Cut out the words from the cereal boxes and then tie a piece of string on one end to make bookmarks.
In addition to using the box at home, visiting the cereal aisle at the grocery store can be a very educational experience for your young child. Turn grocery shopping into a scavenger hunt using the colors, letters, words, and shapes printed on the boxes.