Our Japanese Maple inspires hours of imaginative play for my kids, and this summer they discovered that it makes the perfect home for fairies! Six-year-old Emma was hard at work all of last week turning it into the perfect fairy village. Four-year-old Johnny joined her with his small plastic knights, and three-year-old Lily brought out her little toy fairies as well.
I see many more hours of play! We’ve had fairy villages before, but having one in a tree opens up all sorts of opportunities! This particular fairy village rendition shows some influence from Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree Stories – which Emma just finished reading!
Disclosure: The knight and fairy links in this post are affiliate links to the products in question on Amazon. I should also note that, while we adore both sets, Lily has managed to destroy the wings on most of her fairies. She still loves them, but might be useful to know if you’re considering purchasing a set for, say, a three-year-old.