How to Train a Dragon Play

My kids were so excited when the new series of How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge came out on Netflix. The series engages all my kids of various ages (ages 8-15). Like many things my children enjoy, it extends to their play. When it comes to preparing for the school holidays (especially if we are staying at home) I sometimes get something small to add to their play. This isn’t a gift for anyone of my kids in particular, but something for all of them. Sometimes I prepare a Fun Box, another time I purchased mini mermaids and the kids played with them for days on end (and still do), and this time, I picked up a box of How to Train a Dragon figures for $17 from ToyWorld.

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

On this particular morning, I sent my kids down to the local park to collect items they might like to use to set up their own play space. 

Materials Used

  • Bark
  • Sticks
  • Foliage
  • Rocks and stones
  • Wood
  • Brick
  • How to Train a Dragon Figure
  • Cardboard Box
  • Toilet roll (for watch tower)
  • Even a bit of moss they found in the garden

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

Then, I just left them to it! This set up is entirely done by kids, except for the Teepee which I helped with. 

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

A plastic bowl with water and a drop of blue food colouring becomes a water pool.

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

My daughter decided to create a paper campfire.

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

I see this type of play as so valuable and I enjoy fostering it.

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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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