6 Ways to Inspire Imagination in Play
It doesn't take much to fuel a kid's imagination while they play. Try these tips, and watch the creative sparks fly!
Basic errands can easily turn into mini-field trips. Have your kid join you on your next trip to the grocery store, post office, bakery, or gas station.
Visit the library and check out books
that will pique your kid's interests, whether it's race cars, bugs, dogs, or outer space.
Keep a portable stash of art
supplies such as paper, crayons, markers, and/or stickers for your kid to take on your travels, for inspiration on-the-go.
Save take-out menus from your family's favorite eateries, which can be served up the next time your kid wants to play restaurant.
Take nature walks, and collect items such as rocks, flowers, shells, acorns, leaves, and more, which can be used for art projects, or just to stash away in a special box.
Keep fabric scraps, ribbons, old buttons, wrapping paper, old greeting cards, and glue in a handy bin. If you're feeling particularly inspired, check out these ideas for making and playing with puppets