My kids love to play pretend so we always have a dramatic play center available in our play area with different themes. We hacked our IKEA duktig toy kitchen to turn it into a little shop and it is perfect for an ice cream shop, lemonade stand, pizza shop, farmer's market, bodega, coffee shop and my personal favorite flower shop! You can find our tutorial here: IKEA kitchen hack
If you don't have a toy kitchen, a little table or a cardboard box is all you really need to make a pretend shop!
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- Flowers (Real or faux)
- Small table or toy kitchen
- Vases + pots
- Cash register or calculator + money pouch
WAYS TO PLAY:
- Arrange flowers into bouquets
- Create a price menu
- Design a flower shop sign
- Practice counting coins
- Sort flowers by colors
- Take turns being the customer and shop owner
DID YOU TRY IT?
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