goal with these posts is to inspire creative play with non-traditional
materials. Maybe that’s something you already to regularly with your
munchkins. Or maybe your kids have a difficult time with creative play.
Whatever situation you find yourself in, I hope these ideas inspire you
to offer your kids simple, creative opportunities for play!
Here are some rules I plan to stick by:
No “toys” Allowed (meaning no items that would be sold in the “toy” section of a store). We are going for creativity here 🙂
The posts may be round-ups (a gathering of many great ideas from around the web),
or a single feature of one activity/material.
The play must be simple. No elaborate set-ups or crazy materials. Just stuff you can find laying around most houses.
There will be no judgment. Whether you plan on “un-toying” once a week,
or if you are just curious but don’t have the time to implement these
activities right now…I hope this will be an encouraging place free of
guilt and negativity. I am no super-mom and I know we are all just doing
the best we can with the time and resources we have available.
I hope you’ll stick around for awhile! I have so much planned and I can’t wait to share some new ideas with you all.
On to today’s post:
Today’s un-toy ROCKS ;-). Literally, just plain old rocks. I was led to the idea because my oldest munchkin has been asking for rocks as he plays with his tractor toys. He can sit forever and make mountains and move them around from place to place. I knew there had to be other ways to incorporate rocks into playtime.
1. My Nearest and Dearest Set out a small bowl of rocks for her little ones to arrange into pictures. How imaginative!
4. Thrive 360 Created these fun rock stamps! What a fun way to make art 🙂
And don’t forget to leave me a comment to share any other ways you use rocks in play activities! I love hearing your creative ideas too!
How precious are those?!? They remind me of the tissue paper cupcake shop that I did with my niece a while back. Can’t wait to do this one as well!