Cardboard Box School Bag Checklist: Back To School Activity

Is your child forgetful? Do you end up having to remind him/her every morning about what to carry to school? Then we’ve a creative solution for you! How about using a cardboard box school bag checklist shaped like a frog? Re-use an old cardboard box (we used the rim of a Flintobox!) and write a little check-list for your child as a daily reminder. We guarantee your child will never forget to carry his/her things!

Parental Involvement: High

Duration: 20 minutes

Skills Acquired: Thinking, Creativity, Coordination



  • Cardboard box
  • Coloured paper
  • Sketch pen
  • Double-side tape
  • Black sketch pen
  • Yellow paint and paintbrush
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions for Cardboard Box School Bag Checklist Activity:

  1. Cut the rim of the top cover of a Flintobox or a rectangle from any cardboard box.
  2. Cover it with green paper.
  3. Cut two semicircles and place them on top to form the eyes. (You can add a tongue if you wish!)
  4. With black sketch pen and yellow paint, create the eyes.
  5. Make 5 yellow cards and stick them on the board.
  6. Stick the ends of a thin strip of yellow paper slightly below the top of the board. This should be low enough to hold the card when open.
  7. On each card, write items of things your child usually ends up forgetting. (For example, we’ve created a school bag checklist)
  8. Stick double-side tape to the back of the board.
  9. Stick it on your child’s door!

No more morning worries as your child gets ready for school!

If your child enjoyed this frog activity, he/she will love our Nature Detective preschooler box!

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.


Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.