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A prop box is a teacher-created resource full of age-appropriate and meaningful activities focused on a central theme. Prop boxes work much like learning centers in an elementary classroom with the important addition of providing opportunities for socio-dramatic play. Prop box play engages students in self-chosen activities that promote critical thinking and learning. The prox box activities described here were developed around the central theme of weather because the concept is expansive enough to include many activities and concepts.