Gather up your play food, eggs, cash register, and overalls for this fun and engaging preschool Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play Center. Children will have loads of fun pretending to reap their harvests and then sell them at the preschool farmer’s market.
Children love to dress the part and immerse themselves in the fun at the dramatic play center. Hang up some plaid shirts, overalls, and hats, and let the fun begin!
Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play
Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play$5.00
Young children will love to play in the FARMER’S MARKET dramatic play area with fruit, vegetables, and dairy products for sale. They’ll have signs, labels, and a “How to” book to guide them. This is a great center to use when teaching the Farm Unit.
Engaging and Educational: Creating a Preschool Farmer’s Market!
Displaying brightly colored fruits and veggies entices young children to come and investigate. A farmer’s market dramatic play center not only allows the students to play the part of a farmer but also exposes them to healthy food choices. This farmer’s market dramatic play helps the children make the connection that the fruits and veggies they eat come from a farm.
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Nutrition Preschool Unit$12.00
Healthy Kids are Happy Kids! This Nutrition Preschool Unit is the perfect way to introduce your preschoolers to food groups and good health. The unit includes complete lesson plans for 10 days of circle time, as well as additional literacy and math centers. All of the planning is done to make your life easier!
Essential Supplies for Your Preschool Farmer’s Market
Setting up the Farmer’s Market is easy with food that’s probably already in the dramatic play kitchen props. Gather up the following toy items to get this center growing:
- toy fruits and vegetables
- toy dairy items like butter, milk, and cheese
- empty plastic honey bottles
- cash register
- farm backdrop
- overalls and plaid shirts
- straw hats
- reusable grocery bags
Expand the fun with 2 weeks of activities to go along with the Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play
Farm Preschool Unit$12.00
Explore the FARM with this Farm Preschool Unit complete with daily lesson plans, activities, and ideas that you need to teach preschool and Pre-K students. Everything is written out and planned to make your job easier!
- 10 circle time lessons
- 10 math, literacy, & fine motor centers
- Book Recommendations
Adding Fun Farm Animals to the Play Area
Cute little farm animals make a great addition to the farmer’s market. Place some chicks near the eggs to show a link between those morning scrambled eggs and the farm animal they came from. The chicks and wooden eggs pictured above came from Target. The labels and signs help to create a link for the preschoolers between the print and the objects they describe.
Let’s Play Dress-Up: Farmer’s Market Costumes for Kids
Children love to dress up and play a part. Working buckles, clasps, and buttons is also a great way to work fine motor skills. Here are some clothes and costumes that are fun to include:
- plaid shirts
- cow costumes
- straw hats
Get double-duty out of the overalls, plaid shirts, and straw hats by saving them for a Pumpkin Patch dramatic play as well.