Animal & People Playsets
Wooden Castle Play Set
Item # 979
Build a kingdom filled with royal adventures, block by block! This wooden 32-piece play set includes castle walls, village buildings and features such as a fountain and a fire pit, knights, a wizard, court jester, a horse-drawn carriage, and, of course a royal family! The brightly colored shaped solid wood pieces stand approximately two inches high. Flat sides, attention to detail, and bright colors make this set great for stacking, sorting, counting, setting up, and knocking down. Designed to play perfectly with Melissa & Doug activity rugs, kids will also have endless fun and playing with the set independently on the included illustrated play area, or combining it with other play pieces, toy cars, and figures. Pieces store neatly in a divided wooden tray.
Item # 979
I SPY: Lay the pieces on a flat surface with the pictures facing up. Challenge kids to find pieces based on clues you give, such as, "I see a piece with three red and yellow banners," or, "I have a long, white beard and a purple, pointy hat!" Talk about how each of the pieces is an important part of the kingdom.
EXPAND THE KINGDOM: Set up set up a kingdom with the play set. Use string, yarn, blocks, or paper to add features such as fields, ponds, roads, or a village square. Add other toys and play pieces, such as vehicles, animal figures, play people, or chunky puzzle pieces. Have kids use the horse and carriage to take you "on a tour" of the kingdom they have created.
STORY STARTERS: Use the blocks to tell countless stories about the kingdom and the people who live there: Knights from a neighboring kingdom have come to compete in an archery tournament! A dragon is attacking and everyone must band together to defend the castle! A festival is taking place in the village square and the princess wants to go, but the king has forbidden her to attend!
TOWER POWER: On a hard, flat surface, challenge kids to stack the pieces in different ways. For instance: all of the people lying flat; all of the buildings standing up; as many pieces as possible on top of the carriage (how far can the horse pull the carriage before the tower topples?); or all the pieces with yellow on them. Take turns stacking pieces, trying to build a tower as high as possible before it topples!
- Product: 14.5" x 16.75" x 2.25" 4.5 lbs
- Package: 17" H x 14.5" W x 2.25" L 5 lbs