Friday, 31 October 2014

Let's Make a Den!

As if my children would say no to this brilliant way to spend 5pm - 7pm! Our kids love climbing and playing and crawling and messing about, so making a den is just a great way for them to get creative and have fun at the same time.
That's why I was delighted when I was sent a full den-making kit from Philips as part of their 'den challenge.' As soon as the package arrived, the girls got stuck in!

So we were sent the following items to get creative with:

* Tepee
* Crawl Tunnel
* Blanket
* Bunting
* Pegs
* Dream Catcher
* Philips Disney Light

It didn't take long for the girls to get the den up and running, with Daddy's help of course. And then they basically just went a bit bonkers and played like giddy chickens for about an hour. Even "Everything's BORING" Emily got involved and loved playing with the younger girls in the den.

We attached the tunnel to the door of the tepee, and decorate the tepee with the dream-catcher and bunting. The blanket was put inside the tepee to make it all snug, and the light was popped inside to make it all bright.

I think their faces speak a 1000 words with how happy they were with their den-making!

Warren got inside the crawl tunnel and struggled to get out. But don't tell anyone...

Alice particularly loved the Phillips Disney Night Light. We were sent Sully from "Monsters INNAversity" - (As Alice puts it.) She loves Sully, so she was really happy to have him with her inside the den to light it. It's re-chargeable as well, so we are big fans of this. I think this would be great in any child's room.

We love our den. In fact it is still up in our living room, along with the tunnel attached - we will move it into the girls' room once they have finished playing in it. You might have seen our photographs on Twitter or Instagram - we have been photographing them a lot in the den - they are so happy to be playing in there I want to capture their little faces!

I love encouraging their creative sides. I know that it is the electronic age and we have iPads and TVs and everything else - but I think it is so important to feed their imagination - I am a bit old school when it comes to things like that. I have no problems with them watching TV and playing computer games - but I also want them to experience playing for themselves, I think a healthy balance of both is the way forward!

We were sent the den-making kit free of charge for the purpose of this post. Thanks Phillips for making my children so very happy!


  1. It looks like they had a fantastic time!! That night light is fab x

  2. Oh look how much fun they had!! Too cute x

  3. Very cool! We are big monster inc fans here :)
    p.s Alice is looking SO much like you here x

  4. Cute photos Kerrie. They are gorgeous! The middle one looks JUST like you :) I'm now especially flummoxed by how you get your uni work done with those 3 exploring everywhere! x


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