Children–and adults, too–love animals! Inviting children to share their love and fascination with animals in the classroom environment is always a win! Our theme this month is PETS! It’s always a fun and favorite theme for little learners to explore!
Students can help create as MANY props as possible in the Pet Store! The more props the students make, the more invested they are in their pretend play. I LOVE all the invented spelling and random letters on the labels!
Students can help make the pet cages too! One student had the grand idea to put the fish that are sold during dramatic play in plastic baggies. This way the fish live in water on the way home. So thoughtful and observant!
Below are some pictures of the pet homes we made. I love the little details like shredded paper for bedding and pompoms to represent food!
One of my favorite parts of the Pet Store is the treat bar. There is a scale next to the treat box (great way to incorporate math!), but I accidentally cut it out when I took the picture.
In the pet dramatic play center, students can pretend to be the shopper, clerk or the groomer. Here is the groomer station! Each role has a writing and math experience embedded in their play. The groomer fills out a “groomer care report” as they groom the pet.
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Want all the Pet Store prinatables, parent letter, props lists and so much more? Encourage pet-friendly fun with the Pet Store Dramatic Play pack! Grab it HERE from my TpT store!
Take a sneak peek below that everything that’s included in this pack!
Need more dramatic play inspiration? Just click HERE for other ideas your little learners will LOVE!