Imaginative Play Scene

Imaginative Play Scene — A Castle Garden

March 26, 2013

I’m not sure what made me think about it, but I had this idea of using a section of artificial grass as a base for an imaginative play scene.  And so I went to Clark Rubber and bought half a metre (you could probably find the stuff at places like Bunnings too). Cost me under [...]

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The Magical Waters of Pink Water Bay

November 29, 2012

Welcome to the magical waters of Pink Water Bay. Giving a little sparkle to play can be as easy as pink food colouring, glitter and water.  It’s all about the little sparkle that lights up the imagination. Materials Large under-bed storage container Pink (or other colour) food colouring Glitter (optional) Barbies or other toys It’s [...]

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Fun with painted rocks – dinosaur imaginative play

September 25, 2012

Guest Post by Ness from One Perfect Day Blog We recently spent an afternoon painting some rocks in fun bright patterns. The rocks have been a big hit with my 4 year old son, R. We’ve used them for all sorts of games including a fun garden treasure hunt.  The collection of rocks you see [...]

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Imaginative Play Scene: A Fairy Door

June 29, 2012

I came across The Fairy Door Store  on Facebook and I fell instantly in love with the product.  The fairy doors are all kinds of magical cuteness, sure to stimulate imaginative play for kids.  I emailed Sarah from to ask her if she would work with me to do a play scene for my blog, [...]

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Imaginative Play Scene: Rainbow Woods

June 23, 2012

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 [...]

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Play Scene: Cardboard Box City

April 15, 2012

Well, well! The children and I spent a glorious afternoon creating this cardboard box city.  It cost me all of…nothing, was mess free and is still going strong! There are many inspirational ideas like this around the web, like this one from Picklebums. Below is how we made our city. Materials Tea Chest Size packing [...]

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