This invitation to play flower shop was so simple to set up and my girls are loving it.
The fabulous thing about it – you can do just a little or a little bit more and regardless of which approach you take, your children’s imaginations will take your ideas and increase them tenfold, in directions you could never imagine.
Start with a table, artificial flowers (ours were in presented in small white pots) and a few tall, acrylic tumblers to act as vases. Our flowers came in bunches and I simply cut the individual stems off each bunch. If this leaves a thin, exposed wire just wrap each end with a little electrical tape.
Employ your five year old to create a homemade flower shop sign and, but only if you want to go all out, create a shop awning from a cardboard box. If you check out my previous cardboard box projects, you’ll see that coloured or patterned self adhesive book covering works a treat for adding life to cardboard boxes. Wrapping paper also works well.
On discovering the invitation, Immy immediately set about arranging flowers.
And then the magic happened. They played together, added to what I had started, and made it their own. Immy found the cash register and a purse.
And AJ grabbed a watering can and started watering the arrangements.
Just be aware that with this invitation to play, everyone will be invited to the store to make regular purchases! Hope those flowers are for me, Dad 101!
This post forms part of the Spring Blog Hop, a series of post presented by some fabulous Australian play bloggers. Be sure to check out the rest of the posts in the series…
Racheous – Lovable Learning – Nature on the Light Table :: Wildlife Fun 4 Kids – Nature’s Glitter :: Danya Banya – Nature Art :: Triple T Mum – Glittery Gelatin Butterfly Sun Catcher :: The Craft Train – Spring Butterfly Art :: One Perfect Day – Spring Scavenger Hunt :: Just for Daisy – Flower Fairy Cards :: My Little Bookcase :: Picklebums :: Happy Whimsical Hearts :: An Everyday Story
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