Have no fear fairies are here! Believe it or not, playing with fairies can actually help our children cope better with everything that is happening at the moment.
Anytime your child’s imagination can run free, will strengthen their mental health, sense of happiness and reduce fear.
It helps them manage their emotions and express their feelings. Plus, it helps them to maintain a sense that everything is going to be ok. Which in this current environment, is especially needed.
Secretly watching a child play with their fairy door can be the most wonderful thing to see. As they create magical stories where they are princess in their own kingdom; where everything is perfect and life is whatever they want it to be in their fairy world.
How to Help your Child Create Fairy Stories?
- Provide Accessories
By collecting lots of different little items that your child can use to create their magical stories, will certainly help to inspire their creativity.
For example, think of different fairy scenes your child can create and then in a shoe box, collect things that accessorise that theme. eg
Fairy Tea Party
Table & Chairs Set, Little Fairy Cakes, Fairy Sandwiches, Fairies
Grass Mat, Fairy Food, Make a Fairy Bingle, Make a Fairy Picnic Table, Ideas from our Blogs Fairy Picnic , Spring Fairy Picnic
Grass Mat, Fairy Flowers, Fairy Brooms, Fairy Tools, Make a Fairy Path, Make a Fairy Toolshed
Fairy Slumber Party
Ideas from our blog Fairy Slumber Party
Fairy School, Ideas from our blog Fairy School
Fairy Birthday items, Ideas from our Blog How to Create a Birthday Theme
Ideas from our blog Fairy Games
Fairy Home Cooking
Ideas from our blog Fairy Fairy Home Baking and Fairy Oven
Ideas from our blog Fairy Camping
Make a Fairy Washing Line
- Encourage your child to collect free Accessories
When you’re out walking with your children, keep your eyes open for little bits & pieces they can use.
For example, shells, pebbles, sand, flowers, leaves etc
- Secretly Interact
As the “secret chief fairy”, you are the one who helps keep the magic alive. By secretly leaving fairy notes in their mailbox or little treats outside their fairy door, you are not only inspiring their imagination but can encourage them in a powerful way.
Ideas to interact:
Leave Fairy Notes
Leave a fairy note on any piece of paper you have lying around.
Alternatively for a touch a nature, use a large, green leaf and a gold pen. (see our blog Fairy Leaf Letter)
Also, we have a beautiful range of Fairy Notes, Letters and Cards to keep in your collection for when you need to write an encouraging fairy letter.
Letters from a Fairy
Fairy Birthday Cards
Tooth Fairy Cards
Leave a Fairy Treat
Have some small, inexpensive treats you can leave outside their fairy door “from the fairies”. These are important not just to keep the ‘magic alive’ but use as wonderful points of encouragement and reward for positive behaviour.
Items like a pretty pen, ribbon, hair clip, lollypop, note paper, stickers… anything you know your child would like.
Secretly create a new fairy scene
Using one of the ideas above, you could create a new fairy theme outside their fairy door as a surprise when they wake up in the morning.
One amazing idea is to create a little fairy village!
By adding other fairy doors in a row beside theirs, you can create ‘fairy neighbours’ for fairies to visit each other. Then add front yards in front of each door and include a little street along the front.
During times of uncertainty, imaginative play is your child’s way to:
• relax and forget about worries
• make sense of change
• cope with feelings that are difficult or frightening
As parents, we can help them do this by collecting accessories for them and secretly interacting with them.
Have no fear fairies are here!