Why pretend when you can be? Kids want to be so many things. They imagine themselves in every possible way with unlimited potential, and that’s why these 25 pretty cool pretend play for preschoolers are going to be perfect for them.
Whether they want to be a doctor, or a baker, or any number of other things, these pretend play ideas will give them plenty to work from and you’ll love watching their imaginations at work. Enjoy!
Fun and Cool Pretend Play For Preschoolers
1. Cute Pretend Apple Pie Toys
This pretend apple pie from Still Playing School can be made over and over, and will be just as delicious every single time.
2. Bakery Imaginative Play
Your child can sell cookies and milk with this bakery play activity by Life over C’s. The best part is – no actual crumbs!
3. Bee Keeping Dramatic Play Ideas
Not every child wants to be a beekeeper, but if beekeeping is something your child would love, this is the perfect activity for them. Still Playing School is so genius for this idea!
4. Camping Play with Prop Box
This camping play activity will let your child imagine life outdoors, but in the safety of their own backyard. Definitely some pretend play activities are in store from Where Imagination Grows.
5. Coffee House Play Kitchen
Here’s a cool pretend play idea from Where Imagination Grows. Set up this coffee house and your kids will have a blast making their own cappuccinos and frappes.
6. Gingerbread House Scenarios
This gingerbread house by Inner Child Fun is perfect for the tiny elf in your clan.
7. Printable Kids ID Cards for Pretend Action
These printable kids ID cards will let your child’s imagination soar with ID’s from the FBI to simple driver’s licenses. Cool idea by Itsy Bitsy Fun!
8. DIY Mini Fence for Ranch Play
Let your child build their own DIY mini fence for the horses on their ranch. Yea haw fun from Kids Activities Blog!
9. Pretend Xrays for Curiosity Play
These pretend xrays from Tried and True look so realistic that your child will feel like the doctor they are inside.
10. Fun Laundry Play
Laundry play is a fun way for your child to practice doing what mom and dad do (but without the risk of the real washer being broken!). Clever idea from The Resourceful Mama!
11. Clever Library Play Idea
Your child is going to love this library play activity from Learn Create Love. They can scan books, rent them out, even charge late fees.
12. Pet Store Play for Veterinarians
This pet store is great for the kids who want to raise pets, and for parents who aren’t ready to walk Fido every day. Smart idea from Pocket of Preschool!
13. Photography Play for Little Photographers
This photography play by Where Imagination Grows looks complicated, but imagine all the imaginary pictures your child will take!
14. Clever Construction Play Idea
Construction play is perfect for the little Bob The Builder fan of your family. Great time for The Playtime Press!
15. Smart Pretend Play
This pretend money from Kids Activities Blog is perfect to help with counting, or for spending at your pretend grocery store.
16. Fun School Play Idea
Who didn’t love playing school before they had to go to school? This school play will let your child learn the ropes at home. Thanks Hollow Tree Ventures for this one!
17. Fun Movie Theater Play
Next time you bring a movie home to watch, let the kids set up their own concession stand for this movie theater play activity from Research Parent.
18. Fun Garage Play
Frugal Fun 4 Boys has a great idea for the boys. There’s always going to be parking spots available in your child’s pretend garage.
19. Pretend Garden Play
Pre K Pages has a great play idea for your little gardener. Your child can grow a pretend garden in the comfort of your living room! Perfect for young toddlers!
20. Grocery Play for Kids
No need for clean-up on aisle six with this grocery play from Lovely Commotion. In fact, there’s nothing but fun. And it’s a great way to practice your child’s imagination.
21. Fun Hospital Play
Next time that doll needs surgery, your child can take them to their pretend hospital and fix them up properly. A dramatic play area from The Imagination Tree.
22. Milking the Cow Pretend Activity
Who thought a child could milk the cow in the comfort of their own living room? Mac N Taters did! And mind you, it’s a safe place to milk a cow!
23. Cool Baby Nursery Play
Looking for a dramatic play center? Have it in your home! Your baby would love a baby nursery all their own. Thanks to Pre K Pages for this idea.
24. Postal Office Play
Kids love postal workers, so why not let them play post office at home? Check this full of creativity idea from Pre K Pages.
25. Vet Play for Little Veterinarians
Your animals will never feel better than when your child practices their vet play from Mom Dot.
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Which of these fun pretend play for preschoolers is your kiddo’s favorite?