Imaginative Play Scene: Rainbow Woods

rainbow woods imaginative play scene

This fun play scene is easy to put together and is sure to bring out all kinds of imaginative play!

The Rainbow Woods

There are twists, and turns; bends and corners: welcome to the Rainbow Woods. You may find secret messages, written on the trees in black ink, so look closely, and oh-so-carefully; there might even be treasure.


Large rectangle plastic container


Cups, pots or small containers

Small rocks, sand or dirt

1. Collect and paint sticks. Allow to dry.

rainbow woods imaginative play scene -- paint sticks

2. Place sticks in containers like plastic cups or pots, and fill with rocks, sand or dirt to keep in place.

rainbow woods imaginative play scene

3. Place ‘the woods’ in the rectangle container. (Or set up on a flat surface.)

rainbow woods imaginative play scene

4. Add toys, like Winnie the Pooh, Fairies, Lego, animal figures or anything!

rainbow woods imaginative play scene

5. Read books like Oh! The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss, Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, Hansel and GretelĀ  by Brothers Grimm or other classic Fairy Tales.

the places you'll go by dr seuss illustraions

winnie the pooh_map6. Search the Internet about Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees, native in the Northern Hemisphere.

rainbow trees(Image)


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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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