With the kids loving their new pets and all things guinea pigs, including pretending to be them several times a day, I thought it would be fun to create a little small world play around them. My children wanted to make this about their guinea pigs, but any pet goes!
Invitation to play:
I got the small world ready, and invited the children to come and create their guinea pigs, name them, and then make them toys and keep them happy.
There was a lot of wheeking noises!
I enjoyed seeing what they chose to do, as there’s no way my imagination is ever able to come up with everything that my kids come up with. Little Man took barely seconds to make his pet, as he simply popped two eyes on the lump of play dough, and was away! He made it a bed, popped it inside, gave it food and foraged about. Boo spent a lot more time creating, and she made her pet a carrot, a birthday cake, sang to her, and then got her nibbling it. Finally, they teamed up and made a huge cake, which basically involved putting everything into the bowl as ingredients and mixing it all up and then the hay started flying everywhere and I decided it was best to call it a day! It was a fun one to do, and so very simple to set up.
I love doing these invitation to plays, as I never know quite how the kids will play with it, and they always enjoy them. Would your little ones like playing pets?