Space Pretend Play

Every month we change out one section of our pretend play area with a new theme. Sometimes it’s a recycled theme and sometimes it’s a theme we have never done before. This month it’s Space Pretend Play, which is a new theme for us.

Space Pretend Play

You can find the area by looking for the starry sky background. The kids can enjoy dressing up like an astronaut.

Space Pretend Play

We have a couple of space ships they can fly.

Space Pretend Play

This one from CP toys also comes with some astronauts and robot aliens.

Space Pretend Play

We also got one from green toys.

Space Pretend Play

The top comes off to create and even smaller rocket.

Space Pretend Play

Lastly, it wouldn’t be a space adventure without building some robots with the snap-bots from Lakeshore Learning.

Space Pretend Play

Come learn and play space with us. You can see our pass themes in our play area on our blog.

Space Pretend Play

Check out the video here:

Merry Christmas at Imagine Play

It’s our third Christmas here at Imagine Play. Merry Christmas! We love this month. We enjoy ending the year with all all the holiday cheer. Our rotating play area got transformed again into Santa’s Workshop. This kids love building with the Vroom take-a-part toys by Battat, sending lettings to Santa and putting ornaments on our felt tree.

Santa's Workshop Pretend Play

We did celebrated with the Grinch again this year. He was just as mischievous as last year.  He stole all the presents and hid them in the castle, so the kids had to capture him with streamers.

grinch imagineplay christmas

We also did a stealing ornaments game.

grinch christmas imagineplay

We had some new guests join us this year including Santa himself, who came to sing Christmas carols to the kids.

Santa Dave Christmas Imagine Play

We had a photobooth set up for him.

Santa Dave Christmas Imagine Play

Lastly, Santa Mouse joined us for milk and cookies.

santa mouse imagine play christmas

We hope your holiday was as wonderful as ours. Thanks for spending it with us!

 

Frozen Pretend Play

We celebrated the month of November with several ice princess visits and a Frozen inspired play area. The kids loved this Frozen Pretend Play corner that included dress up and more.

Frozen Pretend Play

The focal point was of course the Little People Ice palace which sang one of the most famous songs.

Frozen Pretend Play

We included a couple of items from the new movie too with these sing a long microphones where the kids can learn the new song.

Frozen Pretend Play

The puzzle was also fun and a good way for you to get involved with your kids when putting it together.

Frozen Pretend Play

Lastly, we included some plush toys so the kids can squeeze or just carry around their favorite character during play.

Frozen Pretend Play

Going into December this was the perfect transition into winter and the holidays. Check out the video for all the fun the kids had with this pretend play area.

Pretend Play School

As all the older siblings are preparing back to school, the littler ones can participate too with our Pretend Play School in our monthly rotating play area.

Pretend Play School

Our pretend play school has a variety of toys to helps the keeps learn letter recognition such as our alphabet center.

Pretend Play School

The kids can sit at the desks and pretend to be students, match letters and practice their pencil holding skills on a variety of toys such as this magnetic board from Lakeshore learning.

pretend play school

We also have a couple of new items. They can write, draw or learn shapes on our magnetic wipe board.

Pretend Play School

Also, check out the desk drawers for matching counting cows. The cows teach the kids to match colors and numbers.

Pretend play School

If you see something you like from this play area you can find it here:


Also watch the video to see how the kids play with these toys.

Dinosaur Pretend Play

We welcome July with a new rotating area and the first time we are doing Dinosaur Pretend Play. We know the kids love learning about these prehistoric creatures and we can’t wait for them to explore all the new toys.

dinosaur pretend play

The area includes a dino backdrop and a rug scene with volcanos.

dinosaur pretend play

There are multiple dinosaur figures of all species, some with texture and even wheels.

dinosaur pretend play

In this dinosaur pretend play are you can feed a dinosaur, plus it teaches you how to count.

Dinosaur Pretend Play

Dress up like a dinosaur with our dinosaur cape.

dinosaur pretend play

Read a dinosaur book with sounds and learn the names of each of these creatures.

dinosaur pretend play

Lastly, ride on a bouncy triceratops.

dinosaur pretend play

Get these toys for your home here.

Check out the video of Dinosaur Pretend Play below.

Flower Market Pretend Play

Spring is in the air, things are blooming and so are we. The kids can enjoy their own version of spring in our rotating area at our flower market pretend play area.

Flower Market Pretend Play

Flower Market Pretend Play

The market received a good inventory of colorful flowers.

Flower Market Pretend Play

The kids can practice arrange the flowers in a variety of vases.

Flower Market Pretend Play

The market is equipped with a fresh flower sign. An awesome score from Michaels.

Flower Market Pretend Play

The kids love pretending to sell flowers in the market using the register to purchase.

Pretend Play Flower Market

We love celebrating Spring here with or flower market pretend play. Come visit us before it changes.

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.