Imaginative Play

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Packed full of activities and ideas to support imaginative play.

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Imaginative Play Category

DIY Dramatic Play Salt and Pepper Shakers #loosepartsplay #screenfree #childledlearning #eylf #montessorilearning #screenfreekids #naturallearning #learningathome #teachingkids #earlyyearsideas #reggioteachers #montessoriinspired #sensorybin #letthechildrenplay #reggioemiliaapproach

"Who is a tuff tray lover? 🙋⠀ ✨⠀ There are so many amazing ideas out there for using these! ⠀⠀ #tufftray #hundredlanguages #fairydustteaching #provocations #investigations #looseparts #loosepartplay #openendedmaterials #reggio #reggioinspired #reggioemilia #play #playbased #literacy #inspire #curiouschild #letthemplay #prek #kinder"

"Who is a tuff tray lover? 🙋⠀ ✨⠀ There are so many amazing ideas out there for using these! ⠀⠀ #tufftray #hundredlanguages #fairydustteaching #provocations #investigations #looseparts #loosepartplay #openendedmaterials #reggio #reggioinspired #reggioemilia #play #playbased #literacy #inspire #curiouschild #letthemplay #prek #kinder"

Sally on Instagram: “Wood cookies, corks, authentic cups, and more! ✨ Think of ALL the sensory nutrition they get from materials more than just plastic: cold,…”

499 Likes, 13 Comments - Sally (@fairydustteaching) on Instagram: “Wood cookies, corks, authentic cups, and more! ✨ Think of ALL the sensory nutrition they get from…”

Imaginative play is essential to child development! Its imperative that we prioritize and fight for play!

Invitation to Play on Instagram: “What do the play spaces in your home convey to your children? I have been asking myself that question recently, as I seek to reshuffle the…”

389 Likes, 33 Comments - Invitation to Play (@invitationtoplay) on Instagram: “What do the play spaces in your home convey to your children? I have been asking myself that…”

Loose parts invite children to imagine and be whomever they want to be.

Brooke Druett Family Day Care on Instagram: “🌱💚 . #invitationtoplay #repurposed #letthemplay #letthemexplore #create #imagination #eylf #familydaycare #children #learningthroughplay…”

1,209 Likes, 33 Comments - Brooke Druett Family Day Care (@brookes_family_day_care) on Instagram: “🌱💚 . #invitationtoplay #repurposed #letthemplay #letthemexplore #create #imagination #eylf…”

An invitation to create can lead to deep imaginative play

An invitation to create can lead to deep imaginative play

Sally on Instagram: ““When somebody says, “It’s just play.” to me, that’s like saying, ‘It’s just love or it’s just life.’” -Teacher Tom {Pedagogy of Play…”

363 Likes, 6 Comments - Sally (@fairydustteaching) on Instagram: ““When somebody says, “It’s just play.” to me, that’s like saying, ‘It’s just love or it’s just…”

Sally on Instagram: “Deep learning truly happens in the moments of wonder, in curiosity, in real life experiences! ✨ To marvel at the life cycle of a butterfly…”

134 Likes, 3 Comments - Sally (@fairydustteaching) on Instagram: “Deep learning truly happens in the moments of wonder, in curiosity, in real life experiences! ✨ To…”

Sally on Instagram: “Babies and Natural Loose Parts go hand in hand! ⠀ Simplicity speaks volumes when it comes to letting babies explore! ⠀ Think textures!⠀…”

236 Likes, 1 Comments - Sally (@fairydustteaching) on Instagram: “Babies and Natural Loose Parts go hand in hand! ⠀ Simplicity speaks volumes when it comes to…”

Loose Parts, And dinosaurs! Yes Please! children love dinosaurs! The things they can imagine with these materials are endless.

Save money with DIY resources for learning and play!

Be inspired to make your own DIY resources for learning and play with this collection of ideas from members of The Empowered Educator Community!

Learning about real life through small world play

A great way for children to make sense of their world in the classroom! What is small world play? Small world play is an activity where you create a miniature real life scene using real objects. In the past we have used different types of rocks and sand to create a construction site. We have also used

What an amazing invitation to pretend play.

School Bus Small World For Imaginative Play

School bus small world for imaginative play! Simple school themed pretend play prompt for preschoolers & kindergarteners! Toddlers too! Play-based learning!

Give your children enough materials that they can let their creativity go wild and free

KMc on Instagram: “~*small world play today*~”

63 Likes, 3 Comments - KMc (@inquisitivenature67) on Instagram: “~*small world play today*~”

Children are pretending to cook with loose parts materials!

Barbara Vick Village Room 204 on Instagram: “We have some cooks in the kitchen... making spicy soup and cupcakes ✨🍵 . . . . #dramaticplay #loosepartsplay #prekteacher…”

20 Likes, 2 Comments - Barbara Vick Village Room 204 (@exploreinroom204) on Instagram: “We have some cooks in the kitchen... making spicy soup and cupcakes ✨🍵 . . . . #dramaticplay…”