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Posts from the category: Imaginative

The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets

The Three Little Pigs Story Retell Puppets Free Printable

Oh we have been having some fun this week with these Three Little Pigs storytelling props! There has been much huffing and puffing! And wonderful story making and sharing. I love puppets and storytelling props for their potential for wonderfully engaged literacy learning, imaginative play and social … [Read more...]

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

My girls both love imaginative play and presenting a small world as an invitation to play is guaranteed to engage them for hours. And creating a small world based on a fabulous picture book has the added bonus of encouraging their use of lots of wonderful language and comprehension skills as they … [Read more...]

15 Simple-to-Make Book Inspired Costume Ideas

15 Simple-to-Make Book Inspired Costumes for Book Week or World Book Day or Halloween

While parents all across Australia despair of Book Week and the inevitable Book Week Parade costume, I secretly sort of look forward to it ;) Mind you, despite the exciting, creative ideas that I suggest all Immy ever wants to be is some form of fairy or princess *sigh* Most. Disappointed. Mother. … [Read more...]

24 Fabulous Pretend Play Food Sets

24 Handmade Pretend Play Food

Our just-turned-three year old loves pretend play, especially of the kitchen or cafe variety. And our pretend food collection really needs a freshen up, so I jumped onto Etsy to see what they had to offer when it comes to handmade pretend play food and I found so much to love. There are hundreds of … [Read more...]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Small World Play

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Small World Play Idea

Today Lauren of Teacher Types shares a fun, first small world play idea based on the well-loved children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Have you heard of small world play? Miss M (2 years 4 months) is just at the right age to introduce this type of play. So I chose a familiar story … [Read more...]

Fabulous Upcycled Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

DIY Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

When I saw this amazing DIY project shared in an early childhood teaching Facebook group, I just knew that I had to feature it on the blog - it is just awesome! Fortunately for us, the lovely Linda from Lessons From a Teacher agreed to share her fabulous idea and her family's hard work with us. See … [Read more...]

3 Fun Easter Hat Parade Ideas

Easter Hat Parade Ideas

In this post regular contributor, Ali of At Home with Ali, shares three fun and unique DIY Easter hat ideas. Get ready for your Easter hat parade! This year is whizzing by… I can’t believe Easter will be here before we know it! If your school is like ours you will have an Easter Hat parade on … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Waldorf Play Kitchen

Our Play Space: Waldorf Play Kitchen

My small girl loves playing in our pretend play kitchen area but I must admit it's become a bit cluttered of late. A peek inside this gorgeous kitchen play space has inspired me to move getting it sorted to the top of my to-do list! Where is this playful space? Australia Tell us a little … [Read more...]