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Juice Box Police Radio

Juice Box Police Radio Activity

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It's always fun to recycle household items into a toy that will inspire pretend play. Here is a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio complete with antenna and buttons. Your child will have hours of fun and adventure with his police radio and imagination!

What You Need:

  • Used juice box that is completely empty
  • Dark-colored construction paper
  • Light-colored construction paper
  • Large straw
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Using tape, wrap the juice box with the dark construction paper just like a gift. Be sure to make note of where the straw enters the juice box; you'll be using it again.
  2. Have your child cut some light-colored construction paper into circles and squares that will go on the radio.
  3. Glue these shapes to the box to make buttons.
  4. Draw numbers on the circles, like a volume or channel dial, and be creative!
  5. Poke the straw through the paper and into the juice box.
  6. Secure the straw with a small piece of tape.

Here are some common “10” codes used by police. Your child will love the opportunity to speak just like a police officer!

10-4 Acknowledged or “yes”

10-6 Busy

10-7 Out of service

10-8 In service

10-9 Repeat

10-21 Telephone call

Detective Constable Jake Friesen is a member of the Forensic Identification Unit with the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service in Ontario, Canada. Jake is highly trained in many disciplines of forensic science.

Updated on May 9, 2013
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