Favorite Dramatic Play Tools & Toys for Preschool & Kindergarten
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Open your classroom to a world of imagination with my favorite dramatic play tools and toys for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. There are also endless opportunities to develop math, literacy, and social skills if you use the right props. Learning through PLAY is the key, so let’s make it fun!
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Favorite Dramatic Play Tools & Toys for Preschool & Kindergarten
I love this set of multicultural babies to give your students the opportunity to show their nurturing side. These babies are 10 inches long with lots of details. They are perfect for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten students.
Grab this set of baby supplies so your little learners can feed and care for their babies.
Give your students the opportunity to dress their babies with this cute clothing set. I love that these clothes can be washed too.
Pick up this set of diaper bag essentials for your pretend area to help children develop even more imaginary play!
A cute set for traveling with pets. There is a cat and dog included, along with a carrier, bowl, leash, toys, and a few other fun pretend things.
Give students the opportunity to examine, doctor, and care for pets in the pretend area. The set includes a cat and dog and lots of medical tools for students to play with.
Another great option for a vet set with lots of medical tools and a plush puppy to care for.
My Favorite Dramatic Play Tools for the House/Kitchen
I love this wooden kitchen with fully functional doors, knobs, lights, and sounds. It also comes with the accessories seen in the picture.
Your little learners will love to clean their house or kitchen in the dramatic play center. The set includes 2 brooms, a mop, a dustpan, & a feather duster that are just the right size for little learners.
Give students more cleaning supplies with this cute cleaning caddy that is full of tools to clean up the messy pretend areas. All objects can be used with water/soap to give students a sensory option. My students LOVE to pretend to clean, just like mom and dad!
Put some tweezers into your house or kitchen dramatic play area to give students the opportunity to grab food or other objects while developing their fine motor skills.
Grab this set of 50 pieces of food for little learners to cook and create in the kitchen! There are so many great options in this food set for students to pretend with.
Give students more food options with this extra set of food for the house or kitchen area.
This felt pizza set is one of my students’ FAVORITE pretend food to play with! Put it in the fridge when your pretend center is a home or when it changes into Pizza Restaurant. Students can count and piece together the puzzle developing math skills as they play.
This felt sandwich set is wonderful because it allows students to really be creative in their sandwich-making skills. They can create and make sandwiches over and over again with all the options!
Scoop and serve some ice cream in the pretend area with this cute set from Melissa & Doug. The set is magnetic so students can scoop and pick up the ice cream and place it on the cones.
Students will love to make coffee and hot chocolate with this wooden set. It is sturdy and gives kids several options to create yummy drinks.
Little learners will love making some cookies in their pretend kitchen with this magnetic cookie set. It comes with everything pictured and will be a favorite with your students.
Give students another cookie option with these cute Christmas cookies!
This cute egg carton set is so much fun and gives students the opportunity to make hardboiled eggs and fried eggs. I can’t wait to watch my students play with this fun set.
Incorporate math and counting into your dramatic play center with this fun counting 1-10 food cans. Students can count and sort the food into the correct cans.
I love this plastic dish set! It is colorful and dishwasher-safe to help with your sanitizing needs in the classroom.
Fire up the stove it’s time to get cooking. Make sure your little chefs have all the right tools with this set of pretend play pots and pans.
I love this kitchen tools set. There are bowls, strainers, measuring cups, and measuring spoons.
Grab this pack of 4 pieces of bakeware that are steel and just right for little learners. They will be a great addition to your dramatic play area.
My Favorite Dramatic Play Tools for the Store
This wooden storefront will be a great addition to your dramatic play area. It is durable and can be used for many other dramatic play areas besides a store (pumpkin patch, apple orchard, bakery, ice cream shop, etc.)
Get a sturdy metal shopping cart that is made for little learners. It is small in size, lighter in weight, and has safety features for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten students.
This cash register uses solar power to display the calculator. It comes with a drawer full of funny money. Students can count, compare, add, subtract, and read numbers as they play with this cash register. I have had mine for over eight years, so it’s built to last!
Lay out cash register tape for students to write receipts on. You can also laminate them and give them dry-erase markers, so they aren’t going through a whole roll a day. Students can also use the paper tape to write recipes or take out orders on.
My Favorite Dramatic Play Tools and Accessories
I love this set of small aprons for students to wear during a bakery, restaurant, ice cream shop, kitchen, or any other food dramatic play area you set up.
This cake features removable candles and toppings, and the slices can be served to others playing. It comes with a tray and server, too. It is wooden, so it is durable and will last in your classroom for many students.
This set will be a favorite in your classroom while students decorate the cupcakes and prepare for parties over and over again.
Students will love this doctor’s kit, which includes a coat, mask, and several medical tools.
Become a fireman with this pretend and play set. Any town will be safe when your students are on duty.
This huge camping set gives you all the things you need to have a stellar camping dramatic play area! I love the felt fire and s’mores kit for little learners to play with.
Give students the opportunity to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills with this cute fishing game! Students will learn about the species of fish, measuring the fish, and so much more with this fishing set.
Give students the chance to learn about families around the world with this nonfiction book written with little learners in mind. There are real-life images from many cultures to help your children see different family set-ups.
Introduce children to the many kinds of clothing that are worn around the world. The book features real-life images with simple text that is made for little learners.
If you LOVE pretend play as much as me and know how important it is, try changing your dramatic play center into different places for each learning theme! Embed tons of literacy, math, fine motor, and even science into their play using my Dramatic Play packs. I hope you find some new items for your classroom from this list of my Favorite Dramatic Play Tools and toys.
It includes all the printables you will need (labels, signs, order forms, etc.), prop patterns, ideas on how to make your own props, and REAL CLASSROOM PHOTOS of the center in action. Buy one pack or save big and buy the Dramatic Play Bundle (will include 25 different themes when complete).
Struggling with your dramatic play center? Check out this post on tips to set up your dramatic play area!
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