{Play & Learn} Links for Imaginative Play

Playdough, rice and natural elements form a child-created small world with a collection of miniature figurines.

March is Playful Learning month at Childhood 101 and today I am sharing a collections of interesting imaginative play links by inspiring bloggers from around the world…

About Imaginative Play

Is imaginative play just a waste of time? : Childhood 101

Enchanted Learning – The Benefits of Fantasy Play for Children : Not Just Cute

The Case for Imaginative Play- Emotions & Fears : Childhood 101

Imaginative Play – Why It’s Great for Parents : Picklebums

Living with an Imaginative Child : Childhood 101

Small Worlds & Invitations to Play

The Benefits of Small World Play : Adventures at Home with Mum

Elements for Creating Play Scenes & Invitations to Play : Childhood 101

Mermaid’s Lagoon : Small Potatoes

Fairy House Kits : Momfluential

Frog Pond Small World Play : One Perfect Day

Create a Fairy Garden : Go Explore Nature

An Invitation to Play- Adventures with Goldilocks : Childhood 101

Imaginative Play Scene – Desert Island : Be a Fun Mum

An Outdoor Invitation to Play : Childhood 101

Role Play

Boy Mama – Jet Pack : Boy Mama Teacher Mama

Dramatic Play – Hairdressers : Paint on the Ceiling

Fort with Fairy Lights : Lessons Learnt Journal

Imaginative Play Ice Cream Shop : Learning 4 Kids

Cooking Play – Our New Mud Kitchen : Paint on the Ceiling

Learning Numbers. Pretend Shop : Learn with Play at Home


Imagination Towers : Indirect Observations

Open Ended Play with Duplo : Triple T Mum

Queen Bee and the Dragon- Child Led Art & Story : Happy Whimsical Hearts

Looking for even more ideas? If you are on Pinterest, check out my Imaginative Play board.


  1. Oh that looks like fun ;-P

  2. stephanie says:

    Thanks so much for including us!! Great list!

  3. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing our fairy garden. This year we’re looking to create a dragon kingdom. Should be interesting!

  4. Fabulous collection full of great ideas. Love imaginative play. Pinned away!

  5. Oooh this is a great list to explore for Spring Break coming up. How fun! I love the pic above with the makings of a small world.

  6. A brilliant list and a great resource for me when I build a resource table in my new backyard!

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