Pretend Play

Great ideas for using everyday items in pretend play and DIY resources to support imaginative play
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Free Farm Animal Mask Printables. Great for pretend play and just having fun in the classroom!

Free Printable Farm Animal Masks That Your Kids Will Love

Free printable masks: to create the masks, simply print on card stock and laminate. Cut around the outside of the head, cut the eye holes (I use a box cutter), poke one hole near each ear and thread a piece of string or elastic through to create a mask.

This fine motor garden pretend play activity is perfect for preschoolers! They are learning so much from this project, from vegetable identification, how plants grow and even fine motor exercise.

Garden Pretend Play Fine Motor Activity with Free Printable Vegetables

Free Printable Vegetables- Fine motor garden pretend play activity - Preschoolers learn vegetable identification, how plants grow and even fine motor exercise.

Dramatic Play from A to Z series--26 days of ideas for costumes, props, and pretend play ideas for kids

Dramatic Play from A to Z

Kids need to play every day. Here are 40 ideas to get your kids’ imaginations going through pretend play.

The Ultimate List of 50+ Pretend Play Ideas for Kids

40 pretend play activities for preschoolers including dramatic play, play kitchen and play food, kids costumes, and outdoor play activities.

"Old Macdonald had a Farm" sing along Story Basket, a creative storytelling activity for toddlers and preschoolers. | Little Worlds Big Adventures

Old Macdonald had a Farm Small World

"Old Macdonald had a Farm" sing along Story Basket, a creative storytelling activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Camping pretend play ideas for preschoolers with free printables! A fun dramatic play prompt that gets your kids outdoors and learning about nature!

Camping Pretend Play for Preschoolers

Backyard camping pretend play activity for preschoolers. A simple dramatic play center with free camping & park ranger printables for imaginative play!

Set up your very own play Pet Salon using items found around the house! Kids love playing groomer to their favorite stuffed pets with this fun activity.

Pet Grooming Salon Pretend Play Activity for Preschoolers

Make one special photo charms for your pets, compatible with your Pandora bracelets. Set up your very own play Pet Salon using items found around the house! Kids love playing groomer to their favorite stuffed pets with this fun activity.

DIY train tracks for pretend play - Preschool Toolkit

How to Make Train Tracks for Pretend Play

This train track is easy to make with cardboard and tape. Use the train track with toy trains and a shoe box train station for some fun pretend play.

Pumpkin Patch Dramatic Play: How to set it up in your preschool, pre-k, tk, and kindergarten classroom

Pumpkin Patch Dramatic Play

Pumpkin Patch Dramatic Play: How to set it up in your preschool, pre-k, tk, and kindergarten classroom. It is a great seasonal play center.

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

The Magic of Play-Based Learning: What Builds and What Breaks?

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

Make a River - imaginative play in the sand pit!

Make a River! Easy Imaginative Play in the Sand Pit.

Pretend play pumpkin patch with free printables for preschoolers.

Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch with Free Printables

Pretend play is vital for early childhood education. This fall pumpkin patch pretend play idea is perfect for your preschool classroom.

Glitter and foil crown craft for kids - perfect for New Year's celebrations - Preschool Toolkit

A Glitter and Foil Crown Craft for Kids

Make a sparkly crown with foil and glitter for family celebrations or pretend play. Kids can build imaginative play by adding a magic wand and a castle to the fun!

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