this is not a box...A great idea for a Provocation. Give every child the same box and get them to create a plan for what it could be and then write a story around what they create. This could be an awesome technology unit.
"Teaching Children Philosophy". This page has tons of info and links on teaching Philosophy to elementary school children. It is awesome. Each "Book Module" gives a summary, guidelines, and questions for a specific children's book. Really, really awesome resource. LOVE this!
Heart and the bottle by Oliver Jeffries. Themes: loss, family, sadness, love. Age: 7+ Blurb: Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again – how would she find the meaning of life now? Recommended by Alexia Tucker.