This idea for creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.
Enjoy playing with the kids!
Are your stuffed animal friends feeling a bit under the weather? Perhaps it’s time to open a pretend animal hospital!
We used a small folding table for exams. The living room sofa was turned into part of a waiting room and some hospital beds for our fuzzy friends. My daughter loved dressing up as a doctor with her Doctor Role Play Set from Melissa & Doug! It even comes with all the doctor tools included for plenty of imaginative playtime fun!
Our portable Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Light Table doubled as a fantastic way to view x-rays! My kids loved caring for their stuffed animals, and even gave the ones in the waiting room something to read to help pass the time.
A clipboard and some paper is great for keeping records of all the patients. Soon, our stuffed animals were feeling better and able to go home–thanks to such a great hospital team!
Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.