Spring picture books

We’re very smitten with spring at Dilly Dally these days...

DIY cascarones. So pretty!

Cascarones are an Easter tradition from Mexico that we think is just the best...

A Seed is Sleepy Book

With the start of spring coming closer and closer, one of the picture book...

a book for your little valentine

Sara Gillingham’s lovely board books are consistent favourites around...

create flashcard fun

Flashcards are a classic educational toy, but they’ve long since

fort fun!

Who doesn’t love a great blanket fort? In this city...

make your own Christmas crackers

Holiday crackers are a classic holiday-time treat! Here’s an easy way...

a mind blowing gingerbread house

Ms Soule, you are majorly cute!

We like toys and we like cute photos so we REALLY like Elizabeth Soule...

Dilly Dally Named a Top Toy Store

make your own play roads and towns

With fall showers comes more time indoors. What better way to spend an afternoon...

the most beautiful spinning tops

When was the last time you played with tops? Some of the best tops we have found...

Dr Seuss book sculpture

Check out this awesome installation in front of the New York public library...

keepsake growth charts

These adorable growth charts are definitely a step up from...

paper doll delight

We are quite smitten with artist Emily Winfield Martin, AKA The Black Apple...

super adorable lunch notes


Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one...

European tin vehicle beauties

These tin vehicles traveled to Dilly Dally all the way from the Czech Republic...

a fantastical breakfast

I remember the fun of a good old fashioned chocolate chip smiley face pancake...

a day at the seashore book

Visiting the beach is one of the best things about summer in...

sandcastles

Kids have always loved building stuff out of sand. Get all sandy...

Happy Canada Day!

Oh Canada! Today we happened upon...

rocks, paper, scissors

How many times has this game come in handy?...

farmer's markets with kids

Local farmers markets are a perfect family outing on sunny days!...

Happy Father's Day

Thank you daddies, for all that you do...

gnome mischief

Ok, they’re cute and all, but gnomes are always...

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you mothers, for all that you do...

Yucky Worms book

Squiggly, wriggly worms are the focus of this great book...

why puppets are awesome

Hand puppets are a great way to explore imaginative play...

Happy Canada Book Day!

Canada Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd...

a getaway for fairies and knights

Oh goodness, this just topped my wish list of vacation destinations...

it's gardening time

Spring is just getting going here in Vancouver...

humongous teeter totter

G-I-A-N-T seesaws in Berlin. Holy...

Valentine's Craft

Do you have a little peach you’d like to surprise this Valentine’s Day?...

happy valentine's day!

February has our heads full to the brim with sugary thoughts, so here are some photos...

make math fun with Sumoku

The games section at Dilly-Dally has been expanding slowly but surely...

dreaming of an igloo Christmas?

We’ve been dreaming about getting cozy in one of these!

how to fold a secret note

Okay so kids now have iphones and can text each other in class if they’re really slick and discrete. But...

back to the future photos

This is one of the most entertaining photo projects we’ve come across...

we love Margaret Wise Brown!

Arguably the best children’s picture book author...

how to play jacks

What game is more nostalgic than Jacks? A variation...

Northwest coast books

These board books rock! Gorgeous colours and striking art...

marble championships

These mesmerizing little spheres are fun for playing strategy games, rolling around...

super silly food art

Wow – now this is playing with your food! Photographer Carl Kleiner...

dinner's ready!

Many of you have seen some of the hilarious things that transpire in the Dilly Dally play shop...

stickers!

I'm so excited people are loving the stickers on the roll...

make a paper hat

Fun, easy to make and cute as a button – we really just love paper hats...

two great outdoor exploration toys

Something about summertime makes it the perfect time for...

Frog Belly Rat Bone book

There’s a lot we love about this book. It’s a great story about a little boy...

make bubble wands

Bubbles are one of the best things about sunny days! Blowing soap bubbles...

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