We have a fun little plastic sand and water table that is super fun to have on the back patio. In the winter it serves another purpose. Filled with pom poms it becomes an invitation to play!
After the initial exuberant joy over so much color and texture, Miss Joyness settles down a little and started “cooking dinner”. She served green pom bacon, which had me chuckling!
A little later she made an exciting discovery. In the mass of poms I had hidden a few things. She was very taken by the sparkling butterflies. We counted them and talked about what butterflies are. It was precious.
All in all this was a wonderful success. A little later, when everyone, including Miss Joyness headed out for an errand, I quickly tidied everything up and stored away the table. I am very pleased at the success of this Invitation to Play and am thinking about what I’ll put out next!
Have you ever heard of, or implemented “invitation to play’? If you are looking for more ideas on this topic, visit The Imagination Tree , she has loads of wonderful ideas. If so, will you share your ideas with us in the comments?