My favorite version of imaginative play when I was little was playing doctor. I had a whole doctor’s office set up & would keep paperwork on my “patients.” I also loved going to the local children’s museum & pretending to go grocery shopping (oddly enough, grocery shopping is not quite as fun as an adult…)
Because pretend play is such an important part of childhood, I wanted to put together some free printable options for you to use! You can laminate them to make them more durable or simply print out some extra copies! Hope that they inspire hours of fun
Pretend Play Printables for Kids
Created by Shari Medini
For more on this topic, check out the full Winter Activities collection
Indoor Winter Activity Ideas for Kids
Parenting can get a whole lot more challenging over the winter months. You are stuck inside more often, it gets dark early in the evenings, and illnesses are often drifting around. I’ve put together a list of indoor activities that you can use to entertain your children during these days where you are stuck inside and going a little bit stir crazy!
Family Nights In
Something that we love to do on a cozy night at home is turn on the music, pull out a puzzle, coloring book, or a fun game. If I am being completely honest, I am not the type of mom that loves to sit on the floor and make barbies talk. But I love to set up the barbie house, the camper, the horse barn, … actually the whole village! I love organizing and displaying; but not so much the actual play. However, in our house, it works out. My three children love that I create these awesome play canvases with them, and then the three of them dive in and play for hours.