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.
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.
- Rocks and stones
- How to Train a Dragon Figure
- Cardboard Box
- Toilet roll (for watch tower)
- Even a bit of moss they found in the garden
Then, I just left them to it! This set up is entirely done by kids, except for the Teepee which I helped with.
A plastic bowl with water and a drop of blue food colouring becomes a water pool.
My daughter decided to create a paper campfire.
I see this type of play as so valuable and I enjoy fostering it.