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This Summer we have to get extra imaginative. With the Princess' foot in a boot for a good part of the Summer our typical routine of pool, beach, pool, wasn't going to happen. Time to stretch those creative muscles and come up with a plan to keep the kids happy and mama sane.
Lucky for all of us we love to imagine and explore new possibilities. The kids and I came up with a lot of fun games and activities to do that wouldn't be hindered by the Princess' boot. I also encourage them to use their imaginations by having art and craft items within easy reach for whenever inspiration strikes!
One of those activities is our Library Scavenger Hunt. The kids love puzzling out the clues and using their super powers to find the prize at the end!
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When we aren't sailing a pirate ship or looking for clues in the library we relax with our new favorite show, Poppy Cat.
Poppy Cat is a celebration of imaginative play, encouraging preschoolers to use their imaginations to solve problems and discover the world around them. Poppy Cat loves making everyday adventures extraordinary. The series is based on the international award-winning books by British author Lara Jones.
Catch Poppy Cat episodes seven days a week at 7:00 pm on PBS Kids Sprout and Saturday mornings on the NBC Kids Block.
Poppy Cat is a capable, endearing, and determined orange tabby cat, propelling each adventure for her and her friends, often leading to unexpected experiences and discoveries. Poppy Cat's friends are Zuzu the Dog a ball of pure energy, Mo the Mouse full of caution, Alma the Rabbit who is excitable, Owl a self proclaimed expert and Egbert the Badger who wants to be in the group but doesn't always get along with everyone else.
My daughter was instantly drawn to Poppy Cat. She already loves making up stories about her stuffed animals and our real ones. Seeing Lara tell her stories about Poppy Cat inspired her to start writing her own. The Princess believes that Zuzu was written to be her little brother, and I can't argue. The Pirate is full of energy! I am happy they are into a show that inspires them to be creative, solve problems, and keep reaching for their dreams. Plus it's adorable and just the kind of show I would love as a little girl!
See all the imaginative play Poppy Cat and friends get into on their website. Follow Poppy Cat on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! The Facebook and Pinterest pages have games, coloring sheet, and art activities. There are also apps available in the iTunes store.
This made me smile. My son’s first college assignment was a scavenger hunt. what a fun activity.
Wow – it looks like you had a really fantastic day! And I’m totally going to check out Poppy Cat for my preschooler. We had never heard of it but I’m sure he would love it!
I think imaginative play is so important for kids and a scavenger hunt is so much fun no matter how old you get! Hope you and your kiddos have an awesome summer!
My kids love Poppy Cat! It sounds like you have a lot of great ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer. We have a drought here in California so I’m looking for activities that don’t involve water too!
We did a scavenger hunt for my daughters 16th birthday at West Edmonton Mall and I think we had just as much fun planning it as the kids Dis completing for all the tasks!
Hope you guys have an awesome summer.
I haven’t ever heard of Poppy Cat before. I am pretty sure my kiddos would Love Poppy Cat! Sounds like you made some great fun
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
A library scavenger hunt sounds like so much fun!
We love Poppy Cat. It’s a show that I WILL let my 5 year watch. We need more sweet shows like that one.
I love how your kids wore caps to the library! That would make going to the library extra fun and exciting!
Aww Poppy Cat! My kids would have loved going on adventures with Poppy and friends too! What a nice little show.
We love Poppy Cat. Such a cute show and it is one that doesnt drive me crazy! lol
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It is good to see things like Poppy Cat helping to keep kid’s imagination alive. Too many kids today spend all their time in front of a computer, on their phones or on a gaming console. Imagination is very important to developing minds and it should be exercised.
You had me at ‘celebration for imaginative play.’ This is just the kind of summer learning I like to get going over here.
Such a great day with so much going on and it looks like everyone had loads of fun!
Mama to 5 BLessings
My little ones would love this. I have not heard of them before, I will have to look into it for them.
What great ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer. Poppy Cat is such a cute show, we love it.
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)
We have never heard of Poppy Cat. This looks really cute!