When you are limited on space for your children to play this is when many parents get creative. There are many spaces within the home that get overlooked when trying to find play space for your kids. One area that I have found to be a hidden play area is the closet. Of course you can still use the closet for clothes, but usually you can arrange it so that you can utilize at least a portion of the closet for a creative play space. Below you will find some suggestions on how you can transform the closet into a creative play area for your kids.
First find adequate storage for all of your child’s clothes. If you only hang up the clothes for the current season, and pack away the rest, you will have plenty of extra closet space left over. After you have cleared away some space from the closet you can fins a small storage chest that will hold all of their creative play items. Before you go shopping it would be a good idea to measure the area where you are going to put the storage bin. I have also found it to be useful to use a peg board in the back of the closet. You can easily install a peg board into the back of the closet. You can find these at just about any store. Your local Wal-Mart store is usually a great local to find deals on this type of item. The peg board is really a great place for your child to hang up some of their toys. Try using small hand side buckets to attach to the peg board. Inside of the b buckets your child can put smaller items. For example if they have dolls, they can use one of the buckets to store away some of the dolls clothing.
If you are going to make it a creative reading area instead look into putting a comfortable bean bag pillow, and nice small carpet that will fit the space, and shelving for the books. This will make a very nice little reader nook. For younger kids I have found it to be a good idea to take the door off of the hinges. This will leave the closet open, so that they can easily go in and out, and you don’t have to worry about little fingers getting caught in the doors.