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Friday, July 29, 2016

Bear and Blue on the high seas

Bear and Blue are best friends. Blue has an adventurous heart. Bear likes to stay at home, but he also likes to make Blue happy. Today, they are exploring the high seas.

Blue takes the scuba gear. It doesn't fit Blue, but it makes Blue feel like a true explorer of the seas.

The two see a pile of sea urchins.

"Bear, can I take home a sea urchin? Maybe just a small One...or two?" Blue asked.

"No," said Bear. "Sea urchins are too prickly and need salt water to live."

Then, they saw a giant orange fish.

"Can I take home that giant orange fish?" asked Blue.

"No," said Bear. "Giant orange fish probably have a family and needs salt water to live."

Then, they saw some coral.

"Bear, may I take home some coral?" asked Blue.

"No," said Bear. "Coral is home to small fish and needs salt water to live."

Bear could see that Blue was disappointed. "Blue, why don't you take home one empty shell. And we will come back next week to visit the Sea urchins, giant orange fish, and coral?"

Blue was happy indeed. Blue picked out a beautiful yellow sea shell. Bear knew what made Blue happy.

Bear and Blue are best friends.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Bear and Blue explore the high seas imagination kit will be in my #etsy shop later.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fairytale Friday - The Storks

 The Storms have a very important job to do. They take care babies then deliver them to just the right family at just the right time.
 There are babies of all kinds here - baby babies, Dragon babies, elephant babies, even tiny birdie babies.
The Storks weigh each baby, feed the babies, bathe the babies before making their special delivery to their new home.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Day 4 of Christmas in July event coupon code

It's Day 4 of Christmas in July event. I have been to the post office so much this week, I now have to add the post office employees to my Christmas card list! I feel like they are family. (they are actually super sweet!)

Today's code is giveimagination to save 30% on your purchase of $25 or more. I am shipping the stone cottage out to Australia this morning!

Follow me on Instagram @melanieshanks35 to see all my latest projects, playscapes, and news.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Day 3 Christmas in July event code

 Good morning! It's Day 3 of my Christmas in July event. Your coupon code for today is July25 to save 25%.
 Here are a few new items in my shop!
 Happy playing!
Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What our mornings look like

One person wrote to me saying, this is what our mornings look like.

I love how engaged in play she is with my play mats.

Pure childhood right there.

What are you playing?

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

The many benefits of messy play

 I know, I know! Messy plays is...well, messy. Get over it! Look at this beautiful chart by Happy Art found on Pinterest that tells ALL the benefits. A little mess or a lot of learning??? I mean, messy is fun. Get in there with your kiddos - it will be twice the fun and twice the engagement. I promise.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Day 2 Christmas in July coupon code SHIPSFREE

 It's Day 2 of my Christmas in July event. Today, I will ship any order anywhere in the USA for FREE.
 Fun, right? Make your lists, check them twice, add some things, then I will ship to you! Easy peasy.
The above photo of Claire is from my friend @clairehereandthere on Instagram. Claire is holding Frozen peg dolls from @teenyweenyboutique.etsy.com next to my gingerbread house play mat. Photo credit goes to @clairehereandthere

Follow me on Instagram @melanieshanks35 to see all my latest shenanigans!

Have a fun and playful day
Mel