DIY Felt Elf Hat Sewing Project for Kids

With Christmas right around the corner, this DIY felt elf hat is one of our favorite beginner sewing projects for kids! This simple sewing project allows kids to practice sewing by hand, resulting in a completed project they can wear and enjoy! Follow our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!   Lucy, my 6 year old, has […]

How to Easily Encourage Imaginative Play Using Felt

Here’s a one of my favorite ways to inspire imaginative play using felt.  It’s super easy to do and makes a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Follow our Creative Play Pinterest board!   Sometimes the simplest things can really spark the imagination of a child. Adding these felt play pieces to toys you already have is a great […]

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!  Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board?   Last week’s outdoor play & learning themed Discover & Explore linky […]

Small World Play Ideas that Work for Any Time of Year

Small world play is such a fun and creative way to encourage imaginative play. Small worlds provide children with the opportunity to immerse themselves in sensory play while creating all kinds of make-believe stories in the process. Often I set up small worlds based on the current season or any upcoming holidays since my children are […]

An Easy and Fun Fairy Tea Party Playdate

Recently we hosted a super fun fairy tea party playdate at our house! Keep reading to find out how simple a themed playdate can be to host! A big thanks to RoseArt Magic Fun Dough for sponsoring this post! Although I received this product for free and was paid for this post, all views and […]

Post Office Dramatic Play

A post office dramatic play center is always a hit with the kids! You can easily set up a pretend post office at home or in the classroom with just a few basic supplies. What a great way to encourage imaginative play, as well as writing! Are you following Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest? Post Office […]

Our Fairy Garden

Here’s how to make a simple fairy garden using a planter and a small garden bed. Such a fun way to combine the outdoors with imaginative play! Follow our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board!   This post contains affiliate links.   How to Make a Fairy Garden Although we started a bit later than […]

Satchel and Map from Just One Paper Bag for Creative Play

We love paper bag crafts, and one of our favorites is this explorer satchel and map made from only one paper grocery bag! Kids will love pretending to be explorers or pirates on a treasure hunt with their own exploration kit. Follow our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!   Playing and creating with brown grocery bags has […]