31 days of unplugged play: may I take your order?

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Welcome to day four of 31 Days of Unplugged Play. Today’s unplugged play idea is to play restaurant.

May I take your order?

Supplies and materials

  • play food (felt, wood, etc. – you could even draw some food on paper to pretend with)
  • paper to write or draw a menu for your child’s restaurant
  • a small box or other object to act as a table (we used our laundry baskets)
  • optional but fun:  chef’s hat, apron, kitchen towel, small notepad for taking orders, pretend money, play silks for tablecloths, etc.

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31 days of unplugged play: story themed playscape

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Welcome to day three of 31 Days of Unplugged Play. Today”s unplugged play idea is a storybook 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.

Supplies and materials

  • a favorite book or story
  • toys and simple objects from around your home that relate to the story (blocks, small dolls, play silks, etc.)
  • a clear space on the floor or on the coffee table or other space where the scene can be set and your kids have room to play and interact with the playscape

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31 Days of unplugged play: stuffed animal zoo

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Today’s unplugged play idea involves lions, tigers, and bears (oh, my!).  Today we’re going to create and visit a stuffed animal zoo.

Stuffed animal zoo

Gather up:

  • laundry baskets
  • stuffed animals

Basically, we’re going to turn our laundry baskets into exhibits for a stuffed animal zoo.  Then see where the indoor “zoo day” adventures lead.

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30+ Unplugged Play Ideas

Unplugged Play Ideas ::: SimpleKids.net

Today”s the day!  We”re beginning our much anticipated series on  Unplugged play:  no batteries required.

We”ve got over 30 Ideas (and counting) for unplugged play.

It seems, at times, like play and childhood are becoming obsolete.  We live in such a hurry-up world that it can be easy to forget that life doesn’t have to be that fast-paced and play doesn’t require batteries or the endorsement of a television character.   I invite you and your kids to slow down and reconnect with simple play

(scroll down for the complete list)

Unplugged Play

Each idea will feature a short post with a simple idea or two for “unplugged” play – no batteries or power cords required.

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