Children don’t need much to create fantastical, magical worlds — a bed sheet can create a tent in a far-off jungle, a stick from the backyard can help ward off pirates, and a few pillows can become a bridge. As we get into the dog days of summer, I’ve been thinking about the things in our home that have really sparked my children’s summer imaginations and curiosity. Things that have encouraged outside play and backyard exploration. And they aren’t all toys; many are just items we’ve picked up through the years that I see them using again and again!
In today’s post we are sharing some VERY simple things on Amazon that help children discover the wonders of using their imagination. Especially in the summertime! From bubbles to bug catchers to watercolors, a whole world awaits them (both inside and outside). These are the things our Children’s Summer Book Club teaches, too — cultivating curiosity and sparking imagination — and any of these items would pair well with a book from the book club! There’s still plenty of time to sign up, too (or gift a membership!), so don’t miss out on the amazing books and simple fun!
Many of these items are on our children’s gift guides along with other items like tents and costumes and play food — more imagination-sparking toys. Think gifts for summer birthdays! Click here to browse!