Inside: This collection of Christmas dramatic play activities is perfect for the holidays! Easy to set up in your home or classroom. Fun for the imagination!
Christmas is a fun time for pretend play, isn’t it? There are so many great ideas out there for your classroom dramatic play center or in your family’s home. If you are looking for ideas, you will love this collection of 12 fun Christmas dramatic play activities!
I recently wrote about the benefits of dramatic play over on Melissa & Doug’s blog. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know how passionate I am about children learning through play. You will find those benefits in this Christmas dramatic play collection, too!
12 Fun Christmas Dramatic Play Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Toy Store: Put together a toy store where customers can shop for Christmas (with free printables). (Pre-Kinders)
Cookie Shop: Bake and sell pretend cookies at this fun cookie shop! (Play to Learn Preschool)
Hot Cocoa Stand: Offer pretend hot cocoa in your dramatic play area. (Pre-K Pages)
Gingerbread Dramatic Play: A fun way to act out the story! (Fun-a-Day)
Holiday Gift Wrap Station: Pretend to shop for family and friends. (Pre-K Pages)
Pretend Cinnamon Roll Shop: Have fun wrapping boxes and adding stickers. (Childhood 101)
Snow Cave: Gather some sheets and make a cave during the Christmas season. (Sun Hats and Wellie Boots)
Santa and Rudolph Puppets: Easy to make using wooden spoons. (Messy Little Monster)
Reindeer Antlers: Download the free printable and make your own antlers. (Kids Craft Room)
Santa’s Wrapping Station: Create a small space for children to wrap small objects. (Childhood 101)
We Play Nativity Scene: How to retell the Nativity scene using a small world pieces or a puppet stand. (Planet Smarty Pants)
Looking for more ideas? Check out our Christmas pin board! Over 1,000 Christmas ideas for toddlers and preschoolers, for the classroom, childcare center and home!
More fun dramatic play ideas:
Preschool Christmas Themed Classroom Lesson Plans
Explore the symbols and traditions of Christmas and incorporate reading, math, science and more in this 169-page preschool secular Christmas lesson plan set.
- Recommended Book List
- 1-Page Weekly Lesson Plan Grid with Activity Ideas for Whole Group, Literacy, Math, and Science each day
- Alternate Weekly Grids for 4-day, 3-day, and 2-day programs
- 5 Daily Lesson Plan Sheets with Activity Directions and Materials List
- 2-Page Center Descriptions
- Related Printables
Click here for more information: Preschool Christmas Lesson Plans
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