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