9 Pretend Play Ideas Inspired by Nature

Kids love imaginative play and always seem to be naturally drawn to it. With the weather warming up, why not encourage some outdoor fun with these 9 pretend play ideas inspired by nature

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9 Pretend Play Ideas Inspired by Nature

Last week’s outdoor play & learning themed Discover & Explore linky was full of all kinds of creative outdoor activities. Because my kids always seem to be involved in imaginative play, this week I’m featuring  pretend play ideas inspired by nature!


9 Pretend Play Ideas Inspired by Nature

Discover & Explore Features

Off to Neverland

Imaginative Play: Peter Pan in Neverland from Joys of the Journey


Woodland Animal Hunt

Woodland Animal Hunt from Mothers Madness


This is My Garden

This is My Garden: Finger Rhyme Song from Let’s Play Music


Our Fairy Garden

Our Fairy Garden from Buggy and Buddy


Making Fairy Houses for Boys

Making Fairy Houses with Boys from Boy Mama Teacher Mama


Other Pretend Play Ideas Inspired by Nature

Imaginary Soup from One Perfect Day

How to Make Flower Chain Crowns for Imaginative Play from Fireflies & Mud Pies

Invitation to Play with Acorns from Teach Mama

Mud Soup from No Time for Flashcards


Be sure not to miss these other outdoor activities from Buggy and Buddy:


  1. Our little ones would LOVE to step into your photos and jump right in to the nature inspired pretend play scenes. How fun!

  2. Wonderful activities for outdoor play! I love the fairy gardens. We just had the guests at my little man’s Neverland party make some as favors at his peter pan birthday! Thanks for including our imaginative play!

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