Favourite pretend play and dressing up :: Simple Play

Pretend play and dressing up are important parts of childhood learning. They encourage children to stretch their imagination, try out important life skills and situations, and really work on developing language. For day fourteen of our Simple Play series, here are some favourite ways to encourage imaginary play.

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Weaving a den for imaginary play

Please give a warm welcome to The Fairy and the Frog, who is joining us today to share a lovely idea that combines creative and imaginary play with construction skills:  weaving a den!Great idea for creative play and den builing.

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How to make an easy & no sew owl costume

Following on from our owl mask, add in these easy, no sew, owl wings and you have a beautiful, child-made owl costume.  Here are two ways to make the wings.

How to make a great, easy, no sew owl costume.

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How to make an easy owl mask

At the Just So Festival we took part in a Wild Rumpus parade, joining the {winning!} owl tribe. The girls loved making their costumes and dressing up with a whole group of other owls, big and small, so much that I thought I’d share how we made our easy owl masks. Watch out for some more owl crafts over the next few days too – wings and bunting are on the way!

How to make an easy owl mask / owl costume. Beautiful but easy to make!How to make an easy owl mask Read more »

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

I’m so excited to launch The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book.  It’s a fantastic resource that brings you recipes and ideas for a whole year of play.

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book :: recipes and ideas for a whole year of play dough play!

 

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

This book is for you! Play dough is such a beneficial material for children to play with and so versatile that it can be used however old your children are, and whatever their passions might be.

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book brings you recipes and play ideas for a whole year of activities. It includes great ideas for sensory and imaginative play, creating small worlds, art projects, and math and literacy activities.

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