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 every day 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.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.
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.
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