Making Dens {The Ordinary Moments}

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We’ve now been at home for five weeks and we have worked our way through so many activities over that time but the one thing LP and Little Man keep coming back to is den building. They love nothing more than making a den to relax in and enjoy.

It seems to be some sort of primal instinct for children, to make a den to play in. It’s something LP and Little Man have done for as long as Little Man has been able to walk and it’s something that has always brought them both so much joy.

Now, our den making has moved outside, using the garden furniture, blankets and my photography clamps to create a little space of their own. They put cushions on the floor, fill it with toys and books and spend so much time inside before we have to take it down at the end of the day.

It’s somewhere to sit and play, somewhere to unwind and somewhere to have lunch too. It’s a little haven for them, somewhere to have a break from school work and somewhere that can be whatever they want it to be.

I’ve never met a child who doesn’t love making a den and I’m pretty sure these two have a fair few more years of den making to enjoy too.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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