Posts Tagged With: Imagination

DIY Superhero Capes

After having several occasions where A & S have wanted to be superheroes I decided it was time to get them some capes.  After looking online I decided to make them.

A & S helped pick out the fabric (fun note: the stars glow in the dark!) and we used the pattern from CKC Patterns.
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Once Upon A Dream

Today we took advantage of the cold weather and headed out to try a new play place.  This is the closest one to us, but it is still a bit of a drive.

First thoughts: I like how clean and welcoming it feels. The kids quickly made themselves at home. There were a wide range of activities for both of them.  The owners and workers were very friendly.  We even happened to be there for their cupcake/cookie decorating event. (More of that in a bit). The train table, treasure chest, and horse were some of their favorites.
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Train to Anywhere 

Today we decided the house should be converted into a new creation.  So we tried a few different ideas and ended up with a train. 
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Tree Stick House

Today we cleaned up our front area and collected all of the sticks that A has collected.   So with these sticks we decided to build a house from the sticks.  Then of course we added all of our collected evergreen branches.
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Rocket Ship to House

We decided it was time to re-imagine our rocket ship.  So, today it turned into a house,  which included a chimney, doorbell, & a room with a mailbox.   The mailbox is the biggest hit for both A & Saturday. 

A only wanted a chimney if we could add a Santa 🙂  We had fun decorating house & making our mail. 

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Nook: Play Well

Today I and the kids headed into Arlington, VA to visit a new play place called Nook.  Check out their site here:  Play Well: Nook.

Things that I really liked:  

  • How open & clean it feels.  Their color scheme white & grey.
  • That I can pretty much see my kids from any point. 
  • They rotate some of their areas every 8 weeks.  
  • They offer classes and different activities. 

Areas that my kids liked the best: 

  • My 20 month old loved the train nook. There was a table he liked,  but there was also a wall ledge track which he enjoyed! 

  • My 3 year old loved the ball pit .  

Our takeaway: We really enjoyed our here.  In fact it is the first place we have come back to the same day (after lunch). However,  I feel the distance  and the price is too high for me to make this,  an even occasional, play place to visit. 

Thank you for a wonderful day & maybe we will see you in the future!  

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Rocket Ship

Today we got another large cardboard box.  (Thank you Ann!)  Oh, the possibilities are endless !  After letting the kids play with it as a tunnel, we got to work creating our newest creation…. rocket ship! 

This one even has some control panels inside!   Oh what a hit with all! 

SKILLS: Imagination, Fine Motor,  Sharing. 

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Neverending Box

Each Wednesday I get ready to recycle this box.  And each week it turns into something new & I just can’t seem to part with it yet. 

Today it became a tent! 

SKILLS: Imagination 

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Cardboard Santa Sleigh

We are having a blast with all of these cardboard boxes.  Today along with the cozy nook we made a Santa Sleigh!

I don’t remember how we got to this decision,  but we did and I am so glad!  I love how the sleigh turned out,  and even better is how much A & S love it! 

It is equipped with back supports, a seat, runners, & even trusty reindeer!

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Our Cardboard Castle 

Today we saw a huge stack of cardboard boxes at our neighbors so A went and nicely (manners) asked if we could play with them.   They said yes & so we worked on carrying them (gross motor)  over to our porch.  

A started arranging them so I asked what did she want make. She decided on a castle looking at some pictures on the phone.  (decision making)  So with most of it being her ideas we arranged the boxes and added tape. Then she decided it needed a bridge so we added it along with a rubberband and some sticks so the bridge could stay closed. (Imagination, problem solving).

Later we brought out markers so A & S could decorate it.  Later K came over and he enjoyed the castle.  They even found alternative ways to play with it and the slide.  (working together) .

SKILLS: manners,  Gross Motor, decisions, Imagination, problem solving, working together

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