Here’s a fun Preschool Farmers Market Dramatic Play Investigation Station. We used this activity with our orchard theme, but it would totally work for a health, nutrition, or farm theme too. Talk about versatility, right?
The little guy and I had so much fun this week with our Farmers Market Dramatic Play Investigation Station. And let me tell you, this one was more or less an everyday thing. It never actually got put away.
He loves pretend play. And why not? He gets to combine several things that he enjoys into one fun, educational activity. We used his cash register, play money, and of course lots of stuff from our pretend kitchen too.
This post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links. For more information, see my disclosures here.
A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play Investigation Station
Families and Communities (21.1), Drama (33.1), Civics and Economics (22.2)
- Create a simple fruit and vegetable stand by setting out baskets and plastic containers.
- Place real of play food in the baskets.
- Print labels and set out play money if desired.
- What might you see at a farmers market?
- How much does one piece of fruit cost?
- Would you rather be a seller or a buyer?
One of my favorite things about this activity was that it reinforced a lot of math concepts that we’ve been working on.
We spent some time identifying coins and counting money and we talked about what fruits and vegetables we might buy if we went to a farmers market.
The little guy told me that you might see a lot of stuff at a farmers market like apples, bananas, oranges, and even pears.
At his farmers market, one piece of fruit costs $10. Oh, and he’d definitely rather be a seller. Are you surprised? Lol…
Little kids are totally a blast. And this curriculum gives us lots of do and think about each week as we explore the world around us.
What a blessing, don’t you think? I don’t know what we’d do without it. This is the third year that we’ve used Mother Goose Time in our homeschool and I’m hoping to continue thru baby girl’s preschool years too.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Orchard Harvest theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!
As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger
Mother Goose Time | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram