- her plastic teaset
- some cookie cutters
- some plastic yoghurt containers she found in our 'household items that might be fun for play" box
- a container of small 'googly' eyes
- patty pans
- old candles
I was a little reluctant to let her play with the candles after hearing a story from a friend about how she nearly burnt down their house with a candle-making kit when she was six years old - but the candles were allowed and the activity was strictly supervised by Nanna who was inundated with birthday cupcakes and fancy food!!
The 'googly' eyes were a great addition - wish i'd thought of them myself. They turned ordinary cookie cut outs into extraordinary playdough creatures, helping the imaginative play along.
The kids played for a really long time on our deck. They almost didn't want to go visiting friends they had so much fun.
My daughter's imagination was in full swing - and the boy even joined in too!