Next week 2 of my favourite blogs – Emma Bradshaw and Bristol Parenting Cafe – are hosting a den building week for half term. Encouraging everyone to use whatever they have and build a den. We will certainly be taking part here! If you want to join in the fun log onto one of their blogs and find out how to get involved.
Here’s one we built last year.
There is something magical about den building, about creating a space from scratch, about creating a space that is yours. There is something special about giving a child the opportunity to do this – the freedom to do this.
So if next week you find yourself at a loose end with your children – maybe running a holiday activity – or looking after a friends children – build a den.
Here’s one from the Bristol Parenting Cafe to inspire you.