Open your classroom to a world of imagination with my favorite dramatic play tools and toys for preschool 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
Students can start cleaning up with pretend cleaning set and mop set. Great way to show responsibility and teamwork. My students LOVE to pretend to clean just like mom and dad!
Kids love everything to do with mail. From sending a birthday invitation to receiving a postcard. It’s a super easy way to add literacy to the dramatic play center!
There are so many creative and fun kitchen items. But before we get to those, check out this play kitchen. Once you have kitchen you will need a few other things.
Become a baker with this cake mixer set. Comes complete with a working mixer that spins and a recipe card.
Pretend to make, bake, and decorate cookies with this set. Comes with everything, even a spatula. There is a Christmas Cookie Set too!
Serve some tea with those yummy cookies! This adorable set comes with pretend tea bags and all.
Don’t want tea? Then coffee it is!
This favorite series set post reminds me of those books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Once you have coffee, you’ll want to make some toast too! The toast actually pops up too!
Time for some warm, homemade waffles! Don’t forget your favorite toppings… butter, strawberries, and maple syrup.Pretend Play Pots & Pans
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.
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.Pretend and Play Cash Register
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 8 years so it’s built ot last!Wooden Grocery Store Stand
This set comes with 4 wood crates, each represents a food group. Use this set to fill the shelves in the grocery store stand or your pretend fridge.
These eggs are AMAZING! Students can slice (fine motor), count, and match the colors. And my students LOVE these cute little eggs. Pretend to make a cake or make breakfast, either way we LOVE these!Fire Chief Role Play Costume
Become a fireman with this pretend and play set. Any town will be safe when your students are on duty.
Pretend to play in the great outdoors with this fire pit, s’more, lantern and duffle bag. You might want to grab a tent too!
Turn pretend fishing into an opportunity to learn by sorting the catch of the day by size and color!
Students can take on the role of a doctor or vet with this pretend and play set. There is a case to keep all of the doctor’s tools in their place.
Students can learn how to care for a puppy (and develop empathy) through pretend play. This set includes a puppy bed, brush, food, and a bowl.
Take even more care of those plush friends with this veterinarian costume set when you change the dramatic play center into a VET or Animal Hospital!
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.
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 21 different themes when complete).
Don’t forget to stop by Pocket of Preschool’s Dramatic Play Page for even more ideas, toys, and tools to make learning fun!
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Want more to check out more of my favorite things for little learners? Check out my Favorite Things Blog Series with over 15 different favorite things lists (and growing)! If there are any favorite things for a theme you need, just let us know so we can create it for you.