As I've mentioned before, I like to surprise North when he wakes up from a nap with an inspiring new play setting for him to discover. This week, I rolled out some homemade playdough that was getting past it's expiry date (we usually keep it in the fridge for about a month before throwing it our and making a new batch), went rummaging in the garden and through his toys and created this little set up.
His favourite part was the bonfire (he's been captivated by the idea of fireplaces ever since we visited the cabin). As we're toilet training at the moment he decided that my old spool was a toilet for his wooden man- it makes perfect sense, it's round and has a hole at the top, so I couldn't argue. I suppose everyone needs an outhouse in a forest setting. I pretend played for a few minutes with him, showing him my interpretation of the different features of the scene and then let him explore on his own for a while. That evening I simply rolled up the dirty, twiggy playdough and threw it out, and cleaned off any of his toys with warm water.
Do you have any quiet indoor activities you like to bring out to inspire creative play?
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