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Smart Playroom Ideas and Organization

It was time.

It was weeks after Christmas and the room looked more like a walk-in closet than a playroom.

Duplos lingered into the hallway, and pictures were beginning to hang sideways; mostly due to me haphazardly nailing them to the wall.

Now, I wasn’t about to fully Marie Kondo this room.

But I was about to go in strong. My goal was to get rid of things that have been lingering for years and have the room become more intentional.

2 kids ago there was a rhythm to this room that had been lost. Since then, we have been overloaded and it was time to get organized.

Time to seize the day!

Press restart.

And give this room a serious makeover.

Do all families need a playroom?

They certainly do not!

My intent is to help you organize ideas, share uses for storage and inspire design wherever that may be. Take this post and make it work for you and your space.

Quick and Easy Breakfast Invitation

You know when you have these moments where you preschooler REALLY gets it?

Like, adrenalin rush, super excited to complete the task?

It all began with Color Sort on our Breakfast Invitation Cards.

As my preschooler eagerly sorted shades of blue and different shades of green, it led to a couple questions.

“Which shade of blue is the darkest?”

“Which shade of blue is the lightest?”

And Whamo! - This quick and easy Breakfast Invitation was born. Quick and easy, use what you already own.

Retell Room On The Broom

Not only does this story get better with every read (I credit this to the rhythm and rhyming throughout the story), but it is a fun storyline of how to be kind, compassionate and helpful. Here is an easy to make preschool activity to enhance your preschoolers storytelling. 

Invitation to Explore Primary Colors

Invitations to play can be silent set-ups that naturally engage a preschooler to play. This means you do not give your preschooler any direction. Just set it up, and allow them to explore. This can be one of the most important ways for a preschooler to learn.