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Activities and ideas inspired by the classic children's storybook Peter Pan

I loved the story of Peter Pan by James M. Barrie as a child, and now my children have followed suit! They were even in a Peter Pan themed (did not follow the plot of the book) play this summer, and we listened to the Audible copy of the book on a recent road trip. Then I made a small Peter Pan doll for my son, which has been on all sorts of exciting adventures this summer!

The lovely thing about Peter Pan is that there are so many activities for kids to enjoy! From pirate adventures to fairy villages, the possibilities are endless! Here are a few activities that match

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Favorite activities to enjoy while reading J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Education-Focused Peter Pan Activities

Children learn through all of the activities listed in this post, but these next few are more focused on getting kids to think critically as they create. They are perfect for a homeschool or afterschool unit on this book!

  • Make up your own stories featuring Peter Pan characters. My kids love doing this. What do you think Peter did next? If you could go along with Peter on one of the adventures in the book, which one would you choose, and why?
  • Draw your own map of Neverland. You can make this extra fun by using play dough or salt dough to make a 3-dimensional map. Use aluminum foil to create a fun surface for the lagoon.
  • If you have children who enjoy writing, have them write journal entries for one of the characters. This is an excellent way to really explore a character in depth!
  • What do you think Peter Pan would think of if he came to visit your home? If he took you back with him to Neverland, what would you do there?
  • At the end of the book, Wendy’s daughter Jane flies away with Peter. Write a letter from Jane to her mother, talking about her adventures there.

Peter Pan is a great way to get kids thinking creatively and exploring unusual situations, and the key to all of these activities should be playful and fun.

Which of these activities do you think your children would enjoy most? Do you have an idea to add to our list?


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profileMaryAnne lives in California with her husband Mike and their four children: Emma, Johnny, Lily, and Anna.

She is passionate about parenting, creativity, learning, and play – and these interests are reflected in her blog, Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting. MaryAnne and a Masters in education and Ph.D. in medicine.

She is a childhood cancer survivor who believes in making the most of every day.

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Activities and ideas inspired by the classic children's storybook Peter Pan

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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  1. Fantastic! I’ve always loved the story of Peter Pan. For the past few years I’ve been working on recording my own audiobook. I didn’t love how the Audible version had different narrators. Since I’m a materials writer, I decided to make some worksheets to go along with it. I finally finished it last night. This project was such a pleasure. http://tarabenwell.com/peter-pan-audiobook/

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