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How to Play House: 9 steps

How to play house? Well it is easy! For me I like to pretend my friend is my sister and we are both married in New York. We are both teachers and are ...

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How to play house? Well it is easy! For me I like to pretend my friend is my sister and we are both married in New York. We are both teachers and are friends are the one from How I Met our Mother but you can pick any TV show or no Tv show at all.

edit Steps

  1. 1
    Find a place to be your house/ apartment. Your room will work great. Pick if you are single our not, pick your names and who you are then start playing.
  2. 2
    Get a fake oven (or make your own), and set it up. Have pots and pans to "cook" with and some plastic vegetables and meal packets. You can usually buy these at any toy store since it is a common toy. For the ingredients, you could add more by collecting shells, grass, leaves or whatever you can think of.
  3. 3
    Cook an imaginary meal. You can cook whatever you want (steak, quiche, etc.) Make a whole meal for your friends. Take tap water and fill it inside your cooking pot. Then, take a spoon or stick and pretend you are making a soup. If you want to make dishes that use beef or chicken, think things that are similar in colour or shape like tree bark or stone.
  4. 4
    Get some friends to share your feast with. Sit down at a table that is already set with a tablecloth, plates, spoons etc. Make it like a formal gathering. Encourage your friends to say "please" and "thank you". Make sure you serve them encouragingly.
  5. 5
    Make up a whole story. This is a fun way to play house because you make up your own story. Fun things to add into the game are family, kids, jobs, etc. Make sure there is also a problem, because that makes it a lot more fun, but if younger kids are playing make sure it's something they'll understand.
  6. 6
    Pretend that it's either real life or fantasy. It's usually more fun for children to pretend it's real, but they may want to pretend they're in their favorite animated show or movie.
  7. 7
    Play all over. Go outside and you may even want to go around the neighborhood if you're allowed. Just make sure you're not just using one room!
  8. 8
    Have an imagination. Whether you're pretending the game is real or fantasy, always have a big imagination to think of ideas.
  9. 9
    Have fun! Play as long as it is fun and stop when you're tired of it.

edit Tips

  • Use things from surroundings to make it more cheerful inside your house.
  • Don't use too many items, or you'll have a lot to clean up. If outside, bring maybe a doll, food, and clothes. If it's inside, bring whatever you could without making too much of a mess.
  • Mix other games in like "doctor" or "school" and pretend you are a teacher or a doctor.
  • Find a more private place, but not too far away from parents, because you most likely won't want to play house in the living room when your dad has friends over to watch football, would you?
  • Use a pretend vehicle to drive around in. That helps a lot!
  • Make sure you have friends or imaginary friends with you! This makes the game complete!
  • Ask your parents, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, your dog, your cat, your grandma, your grandpa, or the most important one, a frog, for ideas to make it like a real life thing.

edit Warnings

  • Avoid inviting strangers, stick to friends and family.
  • Do not make your house in a desolate place. Make it near your parents.
  • Ask before using cutlery like knives and forks.
  • Don't completely destroy the area you're playing in, and if you do, clean it up.

edit Things You'll Need

  • Space
  • Objects to play house with
  • Wendy house or chubby house (optional)
  • Plenty of imagination

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