#DisneyPrincessPlay, I felt inspired to put together a play day that would celebrate all of Zion's fun personality traits and combine many of her favorite activities. There are few things that my daughter, Zion, loves more than a day at the beach. Right up there with the sand, water and sunshine is her undeniable love of pretend play. She is both creative and imaginative, as well as sensitive and daring in her play.
the Disney Little Mermaid Story Play Set found at Walmart, The Little Mermaid story book and, of course, an Ariel dress up outfit, fit for my little princess herself, and completed with Ariel's princess tiara. We also grabbed some "Under the Sea" inspired craft supplies and baking supplies.
One of Zion's favorite pretend activities is to set up an "inside beach" which was inspired by Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS. So our first activity (after getting dressed up in our Disney Princess outfit) was setting up our beach for the day. We used a sand colored sheet for our sandy beach, a beach towel and beach toys, The Little Mermaid figurines and water colored clothes and towel for the ocean.
Little Mermaid toys!? I am a sucker for the Sebastian toy as he is definitely my favorite character from the movie. I love how the story set even includes the villainous Ursula and the loveable sheep dog, Max. Zion's favorite is, Ariel, of course! She'd rather keep Ursula out in the ocean far away from her serene little beach.
While we played in our pretend sand, we enjoyed the soundtrack of the movie, which we were able to stream. When the boisterous "Poor Unfortunate Souls" played, Zion asked me, "Why does Ursula sound like a man when she sings?" Haha, out of the mouth of kiddos. We definitely had some laughs about that. Even as I write this I still have "Kiss the Girl" playing in the background of my mind.
Have you ever had a pretend play day with your kids? Which Disney Princess does your little one love the most?
For more great Little Mermaid playdate inspiration check out our "Under the Sea" Pinterest board: