This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to demonstrate the use of creativity and imagination in learning and play.
- Stuffed animals
- String or yarn
- Writing materials and paper
Participants: This activity is intended for independent play.
- Encourage your child to create a pretend scenario with their stuffed animals. This could be a farm, a zoo, a vet’s office, or other settings depending on your child’s interests.
- Add props to extend the play. Make animal pens from boxes or use a box for a vet’s examination table. String or yarn can become a leash.
- Use the writing materials to make corresponding charts, signs, or graphs. Make a sign depicting a business, such as a zoo or a vet’s office, for example. Perhaps your child can write or draw a how-to book describing animal care.
Learn More: Read books about animals such as Pet Show by Ezra Keats. Have a pet parade or try to imitate Keats’ unique illustration and collage style.