I have seen my son arrange and tape cut up pieces of paper and pretend that they are something as simple as a cell phone or something more complex like a safari scene. His pretend play ideas astonish me!
Since the weather has turned warm, he asked to create a crown for his outdoor kingdom. We upcycled the crown from a cardboard box and added a little paint to it. This simple crown craft has proven to be hours of jester-ly fun.
- cardboard box
- acrylic pant
- stapler or glue gun
- Draw out crown shape with pencil.
- Cut out crown shape.
- Paint inside and outside crown before stapling or gluing it together.
- Measure crown around your child’s head then staple or glue it together.
Here is my son climbing our tree pretending to be the tree king!
How important is pretend play? Check out the articles below on how it can help literacy, language skills, social and emotional skills, abstract thought, problem solving, and symbolism.
- The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development
- Why is Pretend Play so Important in Child Development
- The Importance of Pretend Play
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