Our alien family are still being played with daily. I loved watching Finn’s imaginative play evolve with this.


  • Cardboard roll aliens


First he decided that Mummy, Ioan and Finn were going to the park, while Daddy babysat Cian, who was having a nap. Daddy wasn’t allowed to put his headphones on incase he couldn’t hear Cian wake up.

He made a desk and laptop for Liam to do his work, and a cot for Cian. Next he made the park. It had a slide, fireman’s pole, wobbly bridge and stepping stones.

After about an hour playing with this set up, he decided they were going on a boat with the other Toy Story characters.

By the time he’d finished, the boat was much bigger and the ‘kitchen disco‘ had joined them on the boat.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.