Pirates, princesses, and pilots, oh my! Pretend play is a wonderful (and important) part of your child's life. We've gathered educational articles, activity prompts, craft ideas, and more, all to help your little one's imagination run wild!
Pretend Play Activities
Want to help your preschooler learn more about his community while boosting creativity? Set up a post office play station right in your very own home!
Pirates hide their treasure by burying it in the sand of distant island beaches. Help your preschooler "hide" a treasure in an empty water bottle or small soda bottle and make ...
From ankles to toes, teach your child the different parts of the body and how they're spelled.
Host a royal ball for your prince or princess to practice manners that even the queen will approve of!
Who says you have to buy your toys at the toy store? In this activity, you can plan and build a pretend play city entirely out of recycled materials.
Help your child make and plan a friend-filled storytime party that will get her excited about reading.
Pretend Play Crafts
It's always fun to recycle household items into something great. Here's a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio for hours of play!
Running out of ideas for pretend play? Here's a wacky craft that's sure to liven things up. Make a yarn wig complete with pigtails and plenty of sass.
Design a custom superhero utility belt and invent a new superhero to go with it!
Help your little fort builder move up in the world with this cardboard castle that's just the right size for a young king and his loyal stuffed subjects. He'll have fun, and ...
Ship's ahoy! Help your child craft this handmade telescope. It's easy to make and even more fun to play with. When you're done, get ready for some goofy pirate adventures with ...
Was your child enchanted by the Fairy Godmother after watching "Cinderella"? Craft a sparkling magic wand to help her indulge in a little imaginative play and make the fairy ...
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