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!
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12 Fun Christmas Dramatic Play Activities
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)
Christmas Post Office Writing Center: Write letters and cards and send them in the pretend mail. (The Imagination Tree)
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!