Building Dens

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Building Dens

Whilst I made the odd den as a child, we mainly used our under stairs cupboard as our little hideout. My boys are however, slightly obsessed with den making. It is a sure fire way to keep them entertained for most of an afternoon. Whilst big man didn't share my stamina for igloo building, he certainly enjoyed the finished project. I am now hoping that there is not a large snow fall in the next few years as only last week, he was asking when we would be building another!

A walk in the woods is always made fun if there are done fallen branches to make a den with.

However, most of our den building is made in our back garden (or conservatory if it's raining)

When you look at this picture, what do you see?

A few old blankets thrown over a slide and some chairs?

Take another look.

Through the eyes of my little ones it is their very own tent. Middle man got his saw out to make a door. Big man bought the bean bag from his room to make it more comfortable.

They even have their own pet ant!

The play then extends to needing a campfire. Big man even rubbed some sticks together to pretend to light it.

Then they made their specialty leaf soup to eat.

Middle man starts yawning and decides he needs to have a little lay down in his tent.

So yes, you may see a load of old blankets slung on some chairs, but to me it is an afternoon of watching my boys play together with their beautiful imaginations.

This is my entry to the Tots100/Center Parcs June Challenge


Michelle Twin Mum said...

Dens are brilliant, that snow one is particularly great! Mich x

sarah said...

love the dens! especially the snow one!

Alison said...

What great fun :)

Emma Clement said...

Love the igloo!
We are always den or tent building at our house too - I love it! We have a couple of pop up play tents for rainy days x

angela said...

Brilliant! i love den building! We are always building one in our livingroom. Love the igloo x

Louise Fairweather said...

It was great, but never to be repeated! Normal dens are fine :-)

Louise Fairweather said...

yep they are great fun too!

Heather said...

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Mrs Darling said...

Lovely post and pictures, love their imaginations, I especially love the campfire, I always wanted to do the rubbing sticks together trick when I was little!

The Beesley Buzz said...

love their home-made 'soup'! after writing up our den blog post last night, my boys built a den in the kitchen today and I still haven't been allowed to dismantle it yet! xxx

Leila - Mud Mud Marvellous Mud said...

I love this! They look like they are having so much fun and the campfire and soup are fab!

Xandi | The Mummy Scripts said...

Your boys have fantastic imaginations!! Mine love building dens too (although a little more basic than yours!) :-) x

Susan Mann said...

Those are some awesome dens x