This is one of the best ideas I’ve found (from A Magical Childhood). We cleared out the floor of the closet in Love Bug’s room, filled it instead with pillows and blankets, closed the doors and turned on a flashlight, and called it our “secret hideaway.”
He LOVES it! He wants to hang out in there all the time, and today he wanted to take his “friends” Panda, Dolphin, and Sock Monkey in there too. He likes having a snack in there, and wanted to sleep in there!
We’ve added a bunch more pillow pets since this. It gets pretty crowded with all the stuffed animals and with the three of us trying to cram in there, and it’s kind of hot, but it should be fun as it gets cooler out and we might actually use the blanket!