Fairytales, Dress up and Make Believe!
March 22, 2017|Posted in: Happy, Healthy, Smart Kids!
Fairytales, Dress Up and Make Believe!
Everybody (if they’re honest) likes to play dress up! There’s something so magical about pretending to be a Princess or a Knight, a King or a Queen, or even a dragon and imagining your very own fantastical fairytales.
For as long as there have been children, there have been games of make believe with larger than life characters, and beautiful forrests, castles or palaces! This kind of play helps children learn about the world and develop creative thinking skills.
It’s easy to put together a dress up box for fairytales and make believe games. All you need to do is fill a laundry basket with things from around the house and maybe add in a few dollar store finds and the kids will have everything they need for hours of exciting, imaginative play!
Ideas for Your Fairytales, Dress Up, Make Believe Box
From Around the House
- Old Shoes (especially High Hills)
- Old Dresses
- Old Coats and Jackets
- Costume Jewelry
- Sun Glasses
- Pillow Case (Make Great Capes)
From the Dollar Store
- Beads and Jewelry
- Make Up
- Flip Flops
- Colorful Socks
Some of My Favorite Dress Up Photos
Here’s a photo of my little princesses – then and now. They loved fairytales, dress up and make believe then and they still do now! Aren’t they beautiful?
Hillori, our oldest, wasn’t as fascinated by princesses as her little sister was. We took the picture below of her at Disneyland with Prince Charming. The Picture above was taken in 2016, when she married her real life Prince Charming!
This is our youngest, Tarrin (Tara), who has always LOVED princesses! Sleeping Beauty is her favorite so she had to have her picture taken with Sleeping Beauty when we visited Disney Land! The first picture in the post is of Tara, her husband and their firstborn G4! Isn’t he just the cutest little Dragon?
This is our baby’s (Tara) baby. Because she loves princesses so much mommy is sharing her love with her little G5!
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