Flower Shop Dramatic Play Area

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Easily transform your dramatic play space into a Flower Shop with this printable Flower Shop dramatic play pack! Your little florist will LOVE playing and creating in the Flower Shop Dramatic Play Area!

Flower Shop Dramatic Play

 

Welcome to the Flower Shop!

Easily transform your dramatic play space into a Flower Shop with this printable dramatic play pack!

Your children will love arranging, selling, and buying flowers at their very own FLOWER SHOP in the dramatic play area.

Fill out the order form as the customer and invite your child to ‘read’ from the order form to re-create your bouquet. Laminate the order form and use wet-erase markers if you want to
be able to re-use the order form.

Print the play pretend money and use the price list to teach lessons in making change, identifying value, and adding and subtracting. If your child is too young for adding and subtracting, you can simply leave out the price list.

Your little florist will LOVE playing and creating in the Flower Shop Dramatic Play Area!

 

Play pretend florist flower shop

 

Benefits of Dramatic Play

Dramatic play, also called pretend play, involves acting out real-world situations and taking on the roles of different characters.

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It is an activity where they break through their norms, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves and dramatize situations and feelings for the characters they have chosen.

It may sound trivial, but it’s a fundamental part of the developmental learning process by providing kids the opportunity to express their own ideas, thoughts and feelings in a creative environment. 

Imaginative Play is a great way to develop:

  • Early reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Oral language skills
  • Cooperation
  • Content vocabulary
  • Social skills

 

Suggested Resources

When setting up your Flower Shop Dramatic Play area, you can collect or make the following resources. Your Flower Shop can be as simple or as extensive as you want.

You can start with just a few resources and add more as your little one is losing interest in the dramatic play area. Too many choices can also make young children feel overwhelmed. So my recommendation is to start small, and let your Flower Shop grow little by little!

 

Our Flower Shop

We started by collecting the props we needed for our Flower Shop. The kids helped pick out the artificial flowers at a second-hand shop.

You could also use real flowers and pot plants. Pick flowers outside or buy from your local flower shop and then use them for sensory play afterward. Or why not create your own flowers from tissue paper and pipe cleaners or pop sticks and cardboard. 

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Play pretend flower signs

Red flowers printable sign

 

Seeds & Soil

We added pom poms and a scoop to a jar and pretended that they were flower seeds. We used dried black beans as soil. We also added a few paper bags to put the seeds and soil in.
You could also create some dirt play dough so that your little one can plant their own flowers and extend their role-play!

DIY play pretend seeds

DIY play pretend soil

 

Bouquet

Use tissue paper and ribbons to create bouquets. You can also print the cards from this package or cut colored paper into smaller pieces for your child to design their own cards.

Add crayons or colored pencils so that your child can color the cards and write sweet messages.

DIY play pretend bouquet

 

Signs

Print the banner and spell out either ‘Flower shop’ or ‘Flowers’. Use tape to secure the banner to a string and hang it. Print the Open/Closed sign back to back or print them on two pages, cut out the signs and glue them together.

There is also a ‘Welcome to our Flower Shop’ sign, Price List and role-playing tags. Use blu-tac to attach the signs on the wall. If multiple children will be playing with the Flower Shop Dramatic Play area, you can create ”role-playing necklaces” so the children can take turns playing the customer, cashier and florist.

Flower shop play pretend

 

Order Form

Fill out the order form as the customer and invite your child to ‘read’ from the order form to re-create your bouquet. Laminate the order form and use wet erase markers if you want to
be able to re-use the order form.

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Dramatic play flower order template

 

Cashier

Print the play pretend money and use the price list to teach lessons in making change, identifying value, and adding and subtracting. If your child is too young for adding and subtracting, you can simply leave out the price list.

Play pretend flower money

 

I hope your little florist will LOVE playing and creating in the Flower Shop Dramatic Play Area just as mine did!

 

Get Your Copy of the Flower Shop Dramatic Play Pack

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