cubby house

gather up
- a big blanket or sheet
- something sturdy to throw it over
- optional extra: torch

Okay yep so this is pretty straightforward. Grab a couple of sturdy chairs or a table, and drape the blanket over the top, the darker the better. Voila! A cubby house! Hand out a torch, a tea set, morning tea, teddies and dolls at intervals to make the most of this easy to assemble activity.

Mamma's lil' tip: don't be too hasty to dismantle the makeshift pad as the kids will return to it throughout the day for more imaginative play. 

the nitty gritty
mess factor - very little
for ages - 1+

Mamma loves this activity because of its payoff ratio. It takes no time to set up for long lasting entertainment.