Pretend play is vital for preschoolers and each month this year I will be sharing a new dramatic play center for preschoolers. For April we set up a flower shop and it’s been a big hit! It can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like it to be. Make sure you download and print the free open/closed sign and flower shop sign at the end of the post.
Dramatic Play Center Flower Shop
Supplies for Flower Shop:
- Fake flowers (tulips, roses, daisies)
- Watering can
- Cash register
- Shopping bag
- Shopping cart
- Open/Closed sign
First, gather your supplies. We had a lot of plastic or aluminum vases around the house. You can reuse old vases or jars. Michael’s was having a big sale on fake flowers so we stocked up on our favorites. Also check out the dollar store, Target dollar bins or Amazon for great deals on fake flowers.
Then we arranged the flowers in our play area and set up our open sign. Our daughter loved taking her shopping cart around and picking out flowers to buy. She scanned each flower with her cash register and put them in the bag. Then she brought them “home” and watered them.
Kids love repetition. It doesn’t need to be complex to be fun!
Our daughter was happy to buy flowers and check out over and over again. If your children are older and able, you can have them wrap flowers in tissue paper like a bouquet.
Use your imagination and enjoy bringing spring into your play area!
I created a fun floral “Flower Shop” sign for you to download and print. You can also add your child’s name to the sign.