For this play provocation we made different colours of play dough.
We put cut-up straws, cocktail swords and paper clips with the play dough as an alternative to the usual play dough toys.
Here’s a play provocation that we made using wood in different forms.
This has cardboard, wood pieces, bark mulch, wooden balls, Popsicle sticks and clothespins in coconut shells.
Here’s another idea for a play provocation that we threw together at the office.
For this one we put flour, water, salt, raisins and sprinkles out with a variety of utensils and bowls. Cheap and so fun!
For this play provocation we put together a disco ball (from Dollarama), mini flashlights (also from Dollarama), glittery foams, toilet paper rolls and shapes cut from translucent plastic file folders.
Lots of shiny things to make sparkle!
We finished and tested out the bigger light box that we made in the office. It’s pretty fun in the dark!
We whipped up a few ideas for play provocations at the office to give you some inspiration! Here’s the first one:
We used a muffin tin to hold water, sugar cubes, ice cubes, tea bags, water, eye droppers and food colouring.
Here’s a wonderful idea for a play provocation, done by www.aneverydaystory.com.
Click the photo below to see the whole experience.
Image from www.aneverydaystory.com.
Here’s an example of a quick ‘invitation to play’ we whipped up at the office today!
Lots of potential for kids to play and create with items we found laying around the office.
One of our Medicine Hat providers made this amazing Light box with her day home kids, saying “I’m so excited I finally got this made. 2 of my kids absolutely love lights and Christmas time drives me crazy as all they want is for the xmas lights to be turned on. Well now they have a special light hide away!”:
That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Creating environments that invite children to play rather than instructing them in play encourages creativity, independence, and co-operation. This website showcases some very simple yet excellent invitations to play. I would highly recommend taking a look!
This sand invitation and the following tin foil invitation are just a couple of the great ideas!
Both images from http://kiwiteacherblog.blogspot.co.nz/