Dress-up box

For ages 1 – 8 years

A dress-up box is magical! Children can be whoever they want to be. When they dress up, they can create a story and special world. They can even go on an adventure. This will build their imagination, creativity and storytelling. You could dress up, too!

What do I need?

  • Box to keep your dress-ups in
  • Clothes
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Jewellery
  • Toys

How do I do it?

  1. Your dress-up box can be any container you have available. (A box with a lid makes your child’s play even more exciting!)
  2. Place all your dress-up items in the box.
  3. As your child dresses up, they can create characters and talk about:
    • who they are,
    • what they are doing
    • where they are going.

No-one knows your child better than you.  So, choose and/or adapt ideas here to best suit you and your child. Remember it’s the talking and time spent together that matters most.

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