Bring Back Play in January 2022

A new year is here. You've made some additions to your playroom during the holidays, but your children--many of whom are spending more time inside or more time home from school-- are at a loss for what to do. You hear "I'm bored!" dozens of times a day. What do you do?

Something we love to do is create gentle suggestions for children to ward off play ennui. We are introducing something new at Oompa Toys--play prompts! Play prompts are guides for encouraging play in your home. Below is our full list of Play Prompts for January! We also will be posting a new prompt every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on our Instagram.

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Build a tall tower (and measure it!)

Make a snowflake inspired mandala

Ice or snow painting

Use pebbles in your play

Take inspiration from the color blue

Make a silly hat

Winter inspired shelfie or toy rotation

Explore symmetry through play

Add yarn to your play

Make a play scene inspired by the day's weather

Add branches to a flat lay

Hot cocoa invitation to play!

Be sure to tag us #OompaToys if you participate in any of the play prompts! We hope that these ideas can inspire some deep imaginative play during this cold and snowy month!

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