Tag Archives: imaginary play

avengers training!

We have done quite a few super hero themed parties around these parts with our friends at Target (find Spider-Man and the Ninja Turtles here), but the Avengers might just be our favorite. Our kids have been in love with each character on their own for years now, so seeing them each come together and do their thing as a team is just about the coolest thing our boys can think of! Today is an easy at-home playdate idea or even just a fun adventure to take as a family! All you need are a handful of training stations and your … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: dollhouse

We get asked most often when it comes to gift giving, where to find the best doll houses! Here are our favorites, the top rated and best reviewed, as well as best looking. If you’re making the doll house purchase this holiday you can’t go wrong with any of these!   1. Hayneedle’s classic dollhouse is such a refreshing site in a sea of hot ink plastic! 2. You really can’t go wrong with anything from Melissa & Doug, but this dollhouse is definitely a favorite. We love that there are so many options and accessories to add-on and it’s always … Read more

superhero cuffs

By Nicole. I think it’s been mentioned a time or two before on Small Fry, but my Dash truly believes he is a super hero. (Find a couple different ways I organize all his personas here and here.) It is evident always in his talk and play. I wanted to come up with a way for him to bring a little Superhero with him wherever he goes, especially now that costumes have been all we talk about lately with Halloween. If he needs to feel brave, or take care of a friend in need, even if he can’t wear the … Read more

ikea hack : dress-up rack

Dress-ups (excuse us, ahem, Super Suits) are in full swing around here most everyday and we’ve found that keeping them all in a big bin usually means that they all end up all over the floor! Trying to find the matching mask, belt, can be tricky. So, here’s a quick Ikea Hack upgrade to keep everything organized and turn their favorite pastime into a little shrine! All you need is this “Grundtal” Towel Rail from Ikea. It has two bars so you could also use the top as storage for bigger pieces. We love the clean look of everything hanging, as shown. … Read more