Happy Friday! Where has the summer gone? We started back to (home)school this week. I think we were all ready for a little change in routine. If you have school-age kiddos, I hope the transition has been smooth for you, too!
With just 6 weeks or so until baby brother arrives (eek!), we’ve been busy this summer cleaning and organizing our spaces around the house. And, a few new baby item purchases have meant lots of extra boxes lying around to play with. Kids + boxes = total happiness, right?
This got me thinking about all the “non-toys” that my girls have loved playing with over the years. Who needs battery-operated gizmos when there are cardboard tubes and piles of sticks and buckets of water?
Which leads me to this week’s question:
What are your kids’ favorite non-toys to play with?
Huge boxes are probably at the top of my girls’ list. At ages 9 and 10, they still enjoy turning boxes into restaurant tables, doll cars, and secret hideouts. A close second is probably rocks – they have a whole rock family mansion built in the backyard, complete with leaf beds, bark tables, and tiny pebble food. So cute!
Recommended Reading: If you haven’t shared the picture books Not a Box and Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis with your littles, add them to your reading list. They are both wonderful celebrations of pretend play!
Your turn to share! There are so many fun (and free!) things around the house for kids to use creatively for play. Let’s hear what non-toys your kids like to play with!
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