Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
We are on day ten in our series on Unplugged Play. Last week one of the activities was to set up a Story Themed Playscape for your kids.
Today we’re going to set up a Garden Playscape.
What is a playscape? A playscape is simply a scene that is put together to inspire creative play around a theme. You are “setting the stage” so to speak. In this case, we’re setting the stage for some kid-sized gardening and harvest fun in the living room.
Supplies and materials
- blankets or towels rolled up length-wise to create ruts and furrows
- play veggies from the play kitchen (or wooden blocks, or balled up socks, or play silks, or something else to act as pretend “crops” to be harvested)
- basket or bucket for gathering the crops from your blanket field
- child-sized rake, watering can, or shovel might be fun
- space in the living room or kid’s bedroom to set up this kid-sized playscape idea
- optional: some books about gardening and farming, gardening gloves and a floppy hat