This vegetable shop pretend play activity is a really fun way for kids to learn and use their imaginations.
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Our set-up included:
- Cash register (my son loves this one from Learning Resources)
- Toy vegetables
- Plastic containers
- Toy money (ours came with the register)
- Shopping basket (I surprised my son with this one, which also came with more fruit and veg toys)
I set everything up while my son was at school, and made a shop sign for the front of the table. He loved it! Especially the new shopping basket!
He immediately started playing shop, with him being the shop keeper.
Then we switched roles. We talked about the names of all the vegetables – many of which he knew already from our Fruit or Vegetable? Game. Although we played very simply, this activity has so much room for development – we didn’t use the cash register “properly” or count out money, so that will be my next goal. Maybe put some basic price tags on the vegetables?
This post is part of the Dramatic Play A-Z series, hosted by Happy Brown House. Check out A-U and look out for W-Z over the next few days from my co-hosts!