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Lakota Storytelling Playsilk

$20.00

Children love to hear their favorite stories told over and over again! Storytelling Playsilks are perfect for independent play, story time, and small world play. 

We're proud to share that 10% of all Lakota Storytelling Playsilk sales on our website go to The Lakota Waldorf School.

Measures 21" x 29", made from heavyweight, 100% pure mulberry silk. Included is a Storytelling Card with a QR code to download stories by Caroline.

About the Lakota Storytelling Playsilk 
The Lakota Storytelling Playsilk features original illustrations by Lakota artist and teacher Caroline Stadnick, and comes with an activity card that highlights different Lakota stories and prompts young readers to exercise their own voice and imagination through the power of storytelling. The artwork for this Playsilk now hangs centrally at the Lakota Waldorf School, an independent, tuition-free school serving children in southwestern South Dakota. The school seeks to cultivate and strengthen Lakota cultural identity and build a solid foundation for Lakota language fluency in its community. Made with the intention of celebrating the beautiful storytelling traditions within Lakota culture, we hope this Playsilk supports parents and educators in teaching young children respect and reverence for indigenous peoples and traditions, through the universal power of storytelling.

Playsilks are inspiring, magical toys that children will be drawn to play with time and time again. The simplicity and open-ended nature of Playsilks tap directly into the child’s creative potential.

  • Open-ended play with Playsilks allows children to express their imagination and support their independence.
  • Nourishing the senses with Playsilks gives the child an amazing tactile experience.
  • Growing with the child sets our Playsilks apart from any other toy, allowing for a limitless range of play possibilities, and years of lasting play value.

Playsilks are made from 100% pure mulberry silk - painted and dyed by hand. They are light weight and airy, providing a wonderful sensory experience while also being easy for children to play and 'work' with.

Loved by children

Playsilks have been a staple in Montessori & Waldorf homes around the world for 30 years!

Care instructions

Hand-wash with mild shampoo or dish soap and warm water. Hang dry, and iron on medium to restore shine

Sustainably made

Playsilks are made from 100% pure mulberry silk.

Safety tested

Fun & safe for all ages! Safety tested by the rigorous standards of the U.S. & E.U.

About the Artist

Caroline Stadnick is an artist and teacher at the Lakota Waldorf School. She teaches 6th through 8th grade and is also a student counselor. Listen to Sarah interview Caroline here.

Lakota Storytelling Playsilk

Includes a special card with a link to download a collection of Lakota stories!

Storytelling, Open-ended Play!

Our Lakota Storytelling Playsilk will provide countless hours of child-directed play!

100 things to do with Playsilks

Dress-up play ideas
  • Superhero cape
  • Flag
  • Princess dress
  • Princess skirt
  • Genie pants
  • Wedding veil
  • Fairy wings
  • Pirate scarf
  • Wizard Cloak
  • Belt for a sword
  • Karate headband
  • Knight tunic
  • Rapunzel hair
  • Mermaid tail
  • Chef apron
  • Wear as a favorite animal
  • Wedding gown
  • Ghost
  • Fashion designer
  • Clown
Open-ended play ideas
  • Make bubbles in the bath
  • Doll sling
  • Treasure pouch
  • Doll hammock
  • Dog leash
  • Sling for pretend broken arm
  • Hot lava
  • Pretend bandage
  • 'Swim' on one
  • Prop for charades
  • Puppet theater
  • Camping tent
  • Fort building
  • Fortune telling
  • Circus performance
  • Story reenactment
  • Dragon fire
  • Doll blanket
  • Yellow sun
  • Jellyfish
Learning & active play ideas
  • Tie knots
  • Braid
  • Make a Playsilk pull
  • Practice counting
  • Juggling
  • Float in the air
  • Make a parachute
  • Wrap yourself up
  • Gently float over a baby
  • Dance
  • Play peek-a-boo with a baby
  • Fly as a kite
  • Use in yoga class
  • Run in the wind
  • Bring on trips
  • Collecting shells
  • Tie to swing
  • Gift to a friend
  • Sensory play
  • Tie on bike handles
Small world play ideas
  • Color matching
  • Water for a boat
  • Grass for wooden animals
  • Sky backdrop
  • Star gazing
  • Potion
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Blanket for a tea party
  • Stir in a pot like soup
  • River for canoeing
  • Sand for a beach
  • Sensory bowls
  • Camp fire
  • Moat around a castle
  • Straw or hay for wooden animals
  • Ice for skating
  • Snow for cold mountains
  • A fence for a farm
  • Playmap for learning
  • Make a rainbow
Decorative & party ideas
  • Colorful bunting
  • Tooth fairy pillow
  • Party table cloth
  • Pinata
  • Hang in windows
  • Party favors
  • Pretend cake
  • Cover a Playstand
  • Use as gift wrap
  • Hang in doorway
  • Sunshade for car windows
  • Decorate a birthday table
  • Dye white Playsilks
  • Tooth fairy gift
  • Draw or paint on one
  • Tie a Christmas tree ornament
  • Grass for an Easter basket
  • Spooky Halloween ghost
  • New Year's Ball
  • Valentine's gift