Kids and pretend play go together like Melissa & Doug. With the right supplies and a ton of imagination, it’s easy to transform any space into a world of fun. Order a burger from a sweet sous chef or mail a letter to a loved one, the possibilities are endless. Scroll down for nine ideas that can be set up and enjoyed all in one afternoon (no guarantee on a break-down date!).


Your little bookworm is checking out! Make a play library for an enthusiastic page turner, and he’ll be busy filling out check-out cards (a fun throwback to your own childhood) stamping return dates and organizing his own library by author and alphabet. Find out where to get all the stuff you’ll need to create your own reading nook over at Make the Best of Everything.

photo: Kristen Greazel via Make the Best of Everything


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— Gabby Cullen