Simple play

playingplaying with peg dolls

I love watching my children play. Even better, I love when they play while I do the things I need to do. Which can include enjoying a nice relaxing cup of tea *wink*


I set out this simple invitation to play late one night. Really I was enjoying playing too (even adults need to play!), and I was anticipating their reaction to discovering it in the morning.

I thought my daughter would be most captivated by it, but was pleasantly surprised when my littlest was the one inspired to play and explore.

little friends

The gnomes popped in and out of their little pots. Felt balls were moved around. They shared the pieces, happily playing alongside each other. And then the whole land was redesigned by their little hands.

brother and sister

And such simple toys, and such sweet simple play. A playsilk, some blocks, rainbow arches as bridges and some gnomes.

What are your go-to simple play ideas?

Happy days, Kelly

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  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy November 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful. I love simple moments of play. And siblings playing side by side.

  • Reply Kate Lloyd November 3, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I love this so much. I also love you say that adults need to play too – so true!

  • Reply Kate - An Everyday Story November 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    How fun is setting out little play scenes?! I love it too 🙂 I love little man’s look of concentration in the last photo and I can just imagine the little stories that your little lady created 🙂 Lovely.

  • Reply Katie November 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    This is beautiful! Gorgeous photos.
    Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll set something up for my two tonight.

  • Reply Ruby plays with foxes ~ Happy Whimsical Hearts July 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm

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  • Reply Jennifer October 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I Like your little colored pots, where did you find those?

    • Reply Kelly October 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Jennifer, I bought unpainted pots and peg dolls on clickity clack on etsy and painted them, warmly Kelly

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