If you've got a family in a small space, you know the feeling of needing to make every space count. That includes even the smallest, most overlooked spaces in your home: like hallways. But hallways have plenty of potential: especially when it comes to potential for playtime! Here are just five ideas we've rounded up for you of how you and yours might like to play in the hall: perhaps you could to add your own?
1. Color in! No, these aren't just random shapes painted on the wall, these are some of Blik's Chalk Wall Decals. You can get them in almost any color, and in two shapes: circle or rectangle. Transform your hall into an art studio with no painting necessary! (The wall decals are $12.00 each.) If chalk isn't for you, what about hanging up a giant, printable coloring-in wall, something like this Christmas Tree from Mr Printables?
2. Put up a puppet theatre! This puppet theatre hangs on a tension rod, making it perfect for hallway play. Buy or try this DIY option, it's up to you! And when you're all done, like the house, simply roll away and store in a nearby closet or under the bed.
3. Set up a play house! Isn't this DIY play house from ikatbag amazing? Just like the puppet theatre, it hangs in a hall using tension rods, which means it can easily be set up, packed up, and rolled away whenever you like. Perhaps there are some amazing DIY Moms and Dads among us who could replicate this? Be sure to check out all of the photos on the ikatbag blog.
4. Open up a bowling alley! These bowling pins and ball from Land of Nod ($59.00) can be set up at the end of a long hall for an instant alley-at-home! When you're all done, pop back in their bag and hang the set on a back of a door.
5. Peruse your book collection! My breath is still taken away by this image of a corner, hallway library we featured a few years back on the site. What an amazing way to make space in the playroom by creating more storage right outside!
Do you have your own special way you play in the hall? Share it with the rest of us!
(Images: as linked above)