Fall Invitations to Play Series - My Nearest And Dearest

Fall Invitations to Play Series

25 Fall Invitations to Play Series. Inspiration for open-ended play from 5 kid bloggers.

 

Welcome to the landing page for the Fall Invitations to Play Series brought to you by Chelsey of Buggy and Buddy, Shaunna of Fantastic Fun and Learning, Ann of My Nearest and Dearest, Jessica of Play Trains ,and Stephanie of Twodaloo. Recently each of us posted a week’s worth of simple play invitations on our blogs. On this page you’ll find links to ALL of them. That’s a total of 25 fall themed invitations to play!

So just what is “an invitation to play”? The concept is actually quite simple. Basically an invitation to play is a thoughtfully chosen group of materials (these could be natural objects, art supplies, toys, etc.) arranged in an appealing way in a location easily accessible to a child. Invitations to play are designed to engage a child in open-ended play, can often be re-visited, and encourage independent thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. But most importantly, they’re just plain fun!

This series has something for everyone: outdoor play, open-ended art projects, sensory activities, ideas for occupying and engaging toddlers, fine motor practice, etc. We hope you’ll pin and share this page (and our posts of course 😉 ) and be inspired to set up invitations to play for the little ones in your life.

 

25 Fall Invitations to Play

***Since this was a 5 day series and we have 25 play invitations to share, I’ve organised them by day. This is simply to make this page easier to read (one long list with 25 photos would be a little much!). Each photo collage includes an image from each blogger’s post that she published on that day of the series. Under each collage are links (written in brown) which will take you to the full posts with details and more photos.***

 

Day #1

Week One of the Fall Invitations to Play Series from Buggy and Buddy, Fantastic Fun and Learning, My Nearest and Dearest, Play Trains, and Twodaloo.

  1. Play Dough Pumpkin Patch Train Play by Play Trains!
  2. Pom Pom Apple Picking by Twodaloo
  3. Fall Felt Trees & Leaves by Buggy and Buddy
  4. Simple Apple Sensory Bin by Fantastic Fun and Learning
  5. Cinnamon and Maple Salt Tray by My Nearest and Dearest

 

 Day #2

Day Two of the Fall Invitations to Play Series from Buggy and Buddy, Fantastic Fun and Learning, My Nearest and Dearest, Play Trains and Twodaloo.

  1. Glowing Discovery Bottles by Play Trains
  2. Decorate Pinecones for Fall by Buggy and Buddy
  3. Fall Play Dough by Fantastic Fun and Learning

 

Day #3

Day Three of the Fall Invitations to Play Series from Buggy and Buddy, Fantastic Fun and Learning, My Nearest and Dearest, Play Trains, and Twodaloo.

  1. Fall Fine Motor Activity by Twodaloo
  2. Fall Nature Collage Invitation to Create By Fantastic Fun at Learning
  3. Squirrel Train Small World by Play Trains!
  4. Simple Fall Themed Invitation to Play by My Nearest and Dearest
  5. Pumpkin Patch Small World by Buggy and Buddy

 

Day #4

Day 4 of the Fall Invitations to Play Series from Buggy and Buddy, Fantastic Fun and Learning, My Nearest and Dearest, Play Trains, and Twodaloo.

  1. Fall Spice Railroad by Play Trains!
  2. Apple Orchard Invitation to Play by My Nearest and Dearest
  3. Magnetic Fall Tree by Twodaloo
  4. Button Apple Tree Invitation to Play by Fantastic Fun and Learning
  5. Art Using Fall Colors by Buggy and Buddy

 

Day #5

Day 5 of the Fall Invitation to Play Series from Buggy and Buddy, Fantastic Fun and Learning, My Nearest and Dearest, Play Trains, and Twodaloo.

  1. Fall Sticker Scene by Fantastic Fun and Learning
  2. Under the Fall Tree Small World by Buggy and Buddy
  3. Create a Fall Centerpiece by My Nearest and Dearest
  4. Outdoor Fall Train Play by Play Trains!

Happy Fall!

-Ann

 

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