Cardboard Box Drive-In

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Play with The Family Place presents a Cardboard Box Drive-In Activity

It’s time for a drive-in movie from the comfort of your own cardboard box car! Today take some time to show your creativity by picking to do one or all of the activities for this at home Play with The Family Place.


  • Build your own cardboard box car. Follow along with this tutorial or let your children create the box in their own way!
  • Draw a movie sign. Give your child a piece of paper and ask them to create the sign for your Drive-In Theater
  • Color your own movie ticket. Give your child a piece of paper and ask them to draw a movie ticket they will use for the Drive-In Theater
  • Build your own popcorn bag. Here is a template.

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard box
  • Tape
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Paper

Don’t know what to watch?

  • Use the Netflix Randomizer where you can apply filters, pick categories, and let it choose for you!