Felix loves dramatic play right now. LOVES IT. We pretend to be superheroes, pirates and space travelers every single day. And first thing in the morning is no different than the middle of the day -- he hops out of bed, and before having breakfast most days, he is ready to rescue someone or blast into outerspace. He loves imagining himself (and me or Dustin) in all of sorts of awesome, adventureous scenarios. I adore his imagination and find this kind of play to be the cutest thing ever. But...let's be honest, it also zaps my energy quite a bit and I find myself needing to switch things up after a good round of whatever it is we're pretending to be. This is where other activities come to the rescue. We often make art or do a sensory activity (e.g. water play, cloud dough, water beads) and we adore this activity to bring things back down to a quieter, calmer place. Lately, though, we've gotten more into playing board games, and it has been just the ticket. Of course, taking turns can get a little wacky sometimes (most of the time), and I always know when he's bored because he starts changing the rules of the game.
Some of favorites currently are Sneaky Snacky Squirrel and the Goodnight Moon Game (snagged it for 50cents at a yard sale, yes I did). We've also got our eye on a couple of other games as potential birthday gifts.
Have any good board game suggestions? I love to hear 'em.