Since it is January – and January feels like the longest month of the year at the best of times – I thought we should do TWO freebies this month.
Not only that – two QUIET TIME freebies.
Last week I shared with you my free quiet bin labels. One of those labels was for a bin for Imaginative Play. And today? Today I get to fill that bin for you for a very, very long time.
I bring you these FREE Quiet Time Play Mats!
Aren’t these adorable? My goodness, think of all the ways little ones can use these!
Simply print off these adorable playmats (don’t worry, they are very printer friendly with soft yet vibrant colours) and watch your little one settle into amazing imaginative play. Each page prints PERFECTLY on one sheet of regular sized computer paper:
Imaginative play is so important for children of all ages to develop. Through imaginative play such as this children ae able to work through skills they have been learning through the day, as well as act out any issues or problems the day might have held. By using little people or animals to act out these issues, children begin to make sense of their world.
Not only that, imaginative play is also essential for developing problem solving and creative thinking. And this world of ours definitely needs more problem solvers and creative thinkers!
Not to mention – immersing in quiet play with the play mats will reduce tantrums and meltdowns and help children to be calmer and happier. PLUS, you get time for yourself!
Win – win – win – win – BIG win!
There are so many ways for you to use these play mats. You can print them off and cover them in contact paper or a page protector and let your little ones simply play.
Or you can tape them to the floor, arranging the 5 “house” play mats as a giant dollhouse!
Or you can do the same with the beach, road, and outdoor play mats.
You could put these on the bottom of boxes and stand those boxes up to make real life doll houses and play scenes. If you happen to have a small bookcase, you could put these play mats on the back of those shelves to make yet another amazing play space for little ones.
These would make great playdough quiet time activities as well – adding them into your playdough bin would allow little ones to create their own characters and animals, clothing, food, you name it! Not to mention build amazing fine motor skills as well.
Once in page protectors or covered with contact paper you could give your little one a dry erase marker and let her create her very own colouring scene!
The options with this quiet time activity are truly endless. Your little ones will love discovering new ways to play and enjoy with these 10 play mats. And you can enjoy your quiet time knowing that this special time is benefitting your child immensely.
I hope you absolutely love them, my sweet friend!!
AND IF YOU ARE NEW TO QUIET TIME … OR A QUIET TIME MASTER … YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE MY QUIET TIME BUNDLE! IN THIS BUNDLE YOU RECEIVE
- All the quiet time tips and step by step instructions to make quiet time WORK in your home
- my 2 quiet time eBooks filled with activities and advice to get you started
- A whole year in the Quiet Time Club where you receive emails from me with ‘refill’ ideas just like the ones in this post!
CHECK OUT THE QUIET TIME BUNDLE RIGHT HERE (P.S. IT IS CURRENTLY ON AN 80% OFF SALE!)