Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play

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All Things Kids Blogging Moms  are bringing you Sibling Play Series for the month of May.  I am teaming up with members All Done Monkey and Sugar Aunts this month to bring you some fun sibling themed posts.

This is one of my favorite Sibling Play posts I have written.  I am updating it to bring it to you today.  This post was written when I only had 2 boys.  I now have 3.  The kids are now 5yr, 3yr, and 1yr. Now all 3 of them play in the pillows together.  Enjoying the time they have together as they jump, roll, build, etc. Finding fun ways for all 3 of my kids to play together and bond is important to me.  This is just one easy way multi-aged kids can play together.

Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play

 
My son has been playing with the bed pillows for years.  He is 3.5 yr now and probably started at 1.5 yr taking all the bed pillows and playing with them.  It started out more just making a mess of them and has turned into him using his imagination to create ships, planes, space crafts, trucks…. out of the bed, floor, and his pillows.  He stacks them, he piles them, and he will line them up in a circle or square around himself.  He just takes the pillows and makes his own fun!  I think this kind of imagination play is great for him. He gets to explore with his mind and learn how to create his own fun. He loves for me or dad to join in and play.  Little brother is getting a little bigger now and plays  with him.  We go on his adventures with him. We love simple fun over here and it is always great when it encourages imaginative play and incorporates gross motor skills.
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Here are pictures of him playing 2 different days.


All you need are lots of pillow to have fun!

Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play
Jumping and laughing.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling PlayThey are investigating with the flashlight.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play
Building a road.

Second day I took pictures of them playing.

And he is off to moving the pillows and blankets around.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play
What will his imagination create today.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling PlayThey had fun together playing in the pillows.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play

“Children need the freedom and time to play.
Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”
 by Kay Renfield Jamison
 
They are playing dinosaurs.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling PlayBig brother made little brother his own ship!
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling PlayPretending to sleep.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling Play
Playing with pillows has become one of their favorite activities.
Imagination Play with Pillows- Sibling PlaySweet moment! 
 
To only be 3yr and 1yr my boys fight a lot already!  They are just everyday siblings.  So when they have fun together playing for more than 5 seconds it makes my heart smile.  Playing with pillows is great for gross motor skills, imagination play, and best of all sibling bonding.
 

My kids love imagination play with pillows.  We hope you all get to enjoy your imaginations too. 

 
 
MORE POSTS FROM THIS SERIES:
 
 
 
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Past Series from ATK Bloggers:
 
 
 
 
     

 

more posts:

Dancing Flashlight- Baby Play {great way to promote sibling bonding}

Dancing Flashlight- Baby Play

Water Play– lots of ideas for mutli aged kids

Little Blue and Little Yellow- color mixing activity for kids

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