Toy Stories

Create comedy toy scenes around the house to surprise grown-ups and visitors

What do you need?
  • Toy characters and a bit of imagination.

As with any activity, they will need an adult to help them.

  • How many can do this?
  • Will suit what age?
  • How long does the fun last?

This is a great way for kids to indulge their natural cheekiness by setting out scenes to surprise and delight those who discover them.

Step 1
Step 1

The best way to get the kids started on this activity is to do the first scene together so they get the idea.

Step 2
Step 2

Get the kids to choose a selection of miniature characters. You might choose some plastic animals or dinosaurs, or their favourite collection of lego characters.

Step 3
Step 3

Next decide on who you are going to surprise and what the scene is, and then get creative. Below are a couple of ideas for inspiration:

Set up a washbasin with the characters waiting to help out. They might be holding toothbrushes and toothpaste, they could wrap themselves in a flannel or holding the soap ready to hand over

Lay out breakfast with your characters getting actively involved. They might be peeping out of the cereal, reclining in a bowl of milk or about to dive off a positioned breakfast spoon ready for a milky swim