Kate from Picklebums first introduced me to the concept of Imaginative Play Scenes. Since then, the kids and I have a lot of fun creating environments for the kids to play in. Setting up a play scene doesn’t take a lot of time and the play benefits last over days. Pop over and read Kate’s post for some more ideas: Imaginative Play at Home.
Imaginative Play Scene — Tree House
Other items to decorate the tree (see the picture below for ideas)
We extended this play scene into a magical fairy land. You can read about it in this post: Magical Play Space.