30+ Pretend Play Ideas

We love pretend play at our house. There is no better way to have kids take on different roles and use their imaginations. Setting up a pretend play activity can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some favorite dramatic and pretend play ideas from The PLAY Group to help get you started.
Pretend Cooking and Food Activities
Pretend Lemonade Stand from Bath Activities for Kids
Pretend Cooking with Real Food Scraps from Train up a Child
Pretend Birthday Party using Playdough from Mess for Less
Teddy Bear Picnic from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Tea Party Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Birthday Cake Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Ice Cream Parlor Pretend Play from Bath Activities for Kids


Pretend Sensory Activities
Penquin Sensory Bin and Small World Play from Train up a Child
Gardening Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Pretend Playdough Zoo from Mess for Less
Imaginative Space Activities from Bath Activities for Kids
Gardening Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Bird’s Nest Sensory Bin from Train up a Child
Beach Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Jello Ocean Small World from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Insect Sensory Bin from Train up a Child
Sensory Tea Party from Growing a Jeweled Rose


Dress Up Activities
Vet’s Office with Free Printable from Mess for Less
Astronaut Pretend Play and Study of the Moon from Train up a Child
10 Simple Tips for Dress Up Play from B Inspired Mama
Overcoming Doctor Fears through Play from Growing a Jeweled Rose
The ABC’s of Imaginative Play from Train up a Child

Pretend Play with Toys
Pretend Play- Magical Fairy Garden from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Imaginative Play with Toobs from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Goodnight Moon Storybook Bath from Growing a Jeweled Rose
BIG Small World- Construction Site from Bath Activities for Kids


Creative Pretend Play
Box Cars and Trains from Mess for Less
Pretend Elevator from Housing a Forest
25 Ideas for How to Make Puppets with Kids from B Inspired Mama


Pretend Play Motor Activities
Kids Boating Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Little Bear Pretend Play and Study of the Sun from Train up a Child
Fanciful Puddle Jumping& Monster Stomping from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Race Car Play Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
As you can see, creating pretend play opportunities for kids can be pretty simple and you can use many things that you already have at home.

For more great ideas for kids visit The PLAY Group on Pinterest, like us on Facebook or join our community on G+ The PLAY Group’s Playground.
Vicky

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