Superhero Dress Up

We’ve been hiding some of these gems for our March pretend play in our storage closet since November and we’re so happy to unveil superhero dress up for this month’s change up.

Superhero Dress Up

The area is decked out with a superhero backdrop and a wardrobe closet from guidecraft.

Superhero Dress Up

The kids have several options for Superhero dress up they can choose from, including power rangers, super mario, batgirl, supergirl, spiderman and more.

Superhero Dress up

The play area also includes some masks, hats and other corresponding accessories for the kids to live their best superhero life.

Superhero Dress Up

A superhero area wouldn’t be complete without a superhero hideout.

superhero dress up

We included some  dramatic play especially for those superhero who needed more action. Check out our calendar and fly on over to our lair.

You can buy these items featured on this blog here:

New soft play: Beehive and Firetruck

The main play area has transformed with two new play structures. We have added two soft play areas that your children will love.

Climb through the tunnels in our colorful honeycomb. The kids will love hiding in the cubbies and going down both slides. Parents will love the soft play features such as the slide that goes all the way down to the ground and the easy climbing stairs.

Imagine Play Elk Grove Soft Play

Imagine Play Elk Grove Soft Play Honeycomb

Our fire station got an upgrade too!

Imagine Play Soft Play Firetruck

Check out the new fire truck! Be a real firefighter by riding inside the fire truck. Climb the stair way, go over the bridge and go down the slide.

Imagine Play Soft Play Firetruck

Imagine Play Fire truck softplay

These new items are so much fun. The kids will have a blast. We’re sure of it!

Check out this fun behind the scenes footage of the arrival our our new play equipment.

Kids Parisian Tea Party

In honor of the month of love we thought we would set up a cute place for the kiddos to gather for a play date. Welcome to our version of kids Parisian Tea Party. The kids get to have a Parisian experience of their own by sitting on a patio at a table for two overlooking the iconic Eiffel tower.

Kids Parisian Tea Party

The table is adorned with a cake stand where they can enjoy some pastries.

Kids Parisian Tea Party

How cute are these pretend macarons and muffins?

Kids Parisian Tea Party

Of course, the highlight is enjoying tea in these teeny tiny china cups. We love the design on the cups and how they come with little inserts for a real life feel.

Kids Parisian Tea Party

We also included some tea party dress up clothes, which includes a hat, gloves, necklace, and purse. The kids will feel fancy while they sip their drinks.

Kids Parisian Tea Party

We love changing the play area every month. Come join us in visiting Paris and playing tea party.

Kids Parisian Tea Party

See the video of play here:

You can find all the toys from this play area below.

Infant Play Area version 2019

We’re so happy to announce our new infant play area for kids 35 months and under.

Infant Play Area

If you remember, when we started in 2017 our infant area was in the front of  our eating area. We situated it there so it would be separated from the main floor, but it was problematic because of it’s size and it’s openness.

Finally after a year we have resolved this issue by taking away our smaller party room and creating a true infant area.

The room includes a soft play castle as a nod to our infamous play castle on our main floor.

infant play area

Items from the original infant area moved in too, such as our ball pool, building blocks, and walker toys. We included some riding toys such as a rocker and bouncer as well.

infant play area

On the other side you’ll find a very baby friendly market cart and a table with some knob puzzles and magnets.

infant play area

The room has turned out super cute and we love seeing families with little ones enjoy it. It’s about 90% complete. There are still some plans for more sensory friendly wall panels in the near future.

If you haven’t been in a while and you have a little one 35 months or under come and check out the new space. We’re excited for all the new changes come to Imagine Play in 2019.

Safari Pretend Play

We’re having some animal fun for the beginning of the year with this Safari pretend play area. As you can see the kids are excited.

Safari Pretend Play

The main focal point of this play area is the safari rug. We included animal toys, of course, but we can also find cars, trains and trees.

Safari Play Area

The play area has two safari trucks. The kids can learn shape recognition with a puzzle inspired safari truck.

The is another Safari jeep with a driver and various animals riding in the back.

safari pretend play

Other items in this play area include some dress up clothes and a couple of stuff animals with a bouncy giraffe.

safari pretend play

Kids will love pretending to be a safari adventurer.

See the video.

You can find items featured on this blog below:

Santa’s Workshop Pretend Play

Ho ho ho! It’s time to get into the holiday spirit with Santa’s Workshop Pretend Play. Our play area changes every month, December is the month to merry and we want all your little Elves to join us for some festive fun. They can even dress the part with our elf and santa hats.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

The workshop has all the components any little elf would love.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

We love these take apart and build toys. Your little one can build a plane, roadster or crane truck using a motorized drill and toddler friendly bolts and bits.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

You can make a special deliver to Santa by mailing letters in our mailbox.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

The kids can decorate the tree to their heart’s content by placing stick on ornaments on our felt tree. We have all types of ornaments like snowmen, candy canes and stockings. It’s much more than just decorating, it’s learning about shapes and objects.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

The best thing about being in the North pole is being able to ride a reindeer. We have ones you can bounce on.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

…and a red nosed reindeer you can rock on.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

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You can see videos of our pretend play are on our youtube channel.

Music Dramatic Play

We’re making some noise over at Imagine Play this month with our Music Dramatic Play. We know how much kids love to sing, dance and create. This month’s theme will fulfill the hearts of those creative minds.

We start with a picture worthy musical backdrop.

Music Dramatic Play

The back wall includes a Xylophone (not pictured) and a light up frog drum set. The kids can freestyle, but there is a also a game where they kids have to catch a fly by tapping the drum when they see the fly.

Music Dramatic Play

There is also a guitar the kids can wear and pretend to rock out. It plays different genres of music and has light up buttons.

Music Dramatic Play

The kids love to dance on the giant floor piano. They can freestyle and also record a song and play it back.

Music Dramatic Play

However, their favorite activity from the Music Dramatic Play is singing along to Moana and Elsa on these microphones. They can spend quite a while listening and following along to the words.

Music Dramatic Play

Come join us for Open Play this month to create music.

music dramatic play

Items featured on this blog are below or you can search other Pretend Play  items here:

Pumpkin Patch Dramatic Play

Sweater weather is in the air, the leaves are changing colors and it’s almost time for trick or treating. We know the kids love visiting the pumpkin patch this time of the year, so we brought the pumpkin patch indoors. Your kids will love picking pumpkins in our pumpkin patch dramatic play area.

Pumpkin patch dramatic play

Our patch includes all different size pumpkins with some fun textured one for sensory. We especially love the stuffed pumpkins wrapped like a sweater.

pumpkin patch dramatic play

The kids can pick pumpkins and roll it around on a wagon.

pumpkin patch pretend play

They can make friends with our scarecrows….

pumpkin patch dramatic play

….or relax on some hay bales.

pumpkin patch dramatic play

One of the things we love about the pumpkins is they are light enough for even the littlest of kids to carry. We can’t wait to see your kids enjoy our pumpkin patch in our pretend play area. Come visit us for open play soon.

Pumpkin patch dramatic play

Most of the items from our pumpkin patch was purchased from our local craft store this year, such as Joanns. However, you can purchase some similar items here:

What are our weekend hours?

Just a quick blog about our weekend hours to help clarify some confusion. You’ll notice on some sites like yelp and google our weekend hours will differ than what’s on calendar on our website.

EVERY WEEKEND, you can expect that we are open between 9:30am to 12:00pm. We close at 12:00pm to accommodate private birthday party bookings. HOWEVER, there are some days when we may open later if there are no parties booked. Unfortunately, many of the sites that is not our own doesn’t allow a “variable hours” button, so you’ll see sites like yelp or google list our hours from 9:30am to 12:00pm. The most accurate and up to date weekend hours are listed on the calendar on our website. You can see the calendar under the open play tab or below.

We are in fact open 7 days a weeks, with the exception of some holidays or some special maintenance days. Those will be notated accurately or all sites.

Hope that clears things up a bit. See you for OPEN PLAY soon.

Camping Pretend Play

This month’s rotating theme in our play area  is Camping pretend play. It’s our first theme that we are recycling as we approach our 1 year anniversary. We re-used our camping tent, but have a bunch of new accessories for our camping theme too. We included a woodsy backdrop to complete the camping atmosphere.

camping pretend play

You can’t go camping without looking the part. The kids can dress up in a adventure vest and hat. Don’t forget the binoculars for some bird watching.

camping pretend play

Listen and learn about the sound of animals in the wilderness with our animal caller.

camping pretend play

After sit around the camp fire and roast some marshmallows with your friends.

camping pretend play

When they are tired they can gaze upon the stars in their tent.

camping pretend play

Come join us for camping pretend play soon.

camping pretend play

You can buy all the items from this theme here: