Flowers all arranged and ready to sell!
“This one is for you Mummy!”
We took it in turns being the shop keeper and the customers and C. practised lots of new language related to buying and selling.
Pop wasn’t too clear about what was going on but enjoyed filling up the cash register and dinging the bell repeatedly! She loved playing with the flowers and play dough too and engaged at the sensory level.
Because of the weather we have been able to keep this up all week in the garden and it’s still very popular. An idea for extension is to introduce some role-play writing into the area, labelling seed packets or plant pots, writing receipts and making shop signs.
- literacy: role-play reading and writing, language development
- maths: counting seeds and flowers, patterning, exploring capacity through filling and emptying
- physical: fine motor development through rolling/ squashing/ pinching/ squeezing play dough
- knowledge and understanding of the world: talking about garden centres, flowers, seeds, growing, life cycles, plants, selling, money etc
- creativity: imaginative play, taking on a role/ character and remaining in it during play
Growing a Jeweled Rose says
Oh wow! Great photos! We have a very similar post/activity going out today. We used dirt in our pretend gardening sensory bin/ flower shop. I love the play dough idea.
Clueless Kirby says
Love this idea!!!
Lovely pictures! It’s a great way to keep souvenirs!
What a fab idea. My children will love this activity.
Thank you for sharing!
rachelle | tinkerlab says
What a beautiful day, and I just love the mud play dough idea. You do such a great job with imaginative play, Anna. My kids would love to move in with you…any chance you’d like to take on 2 more girls?
Such great ideas, am def going to revisit then when my little one is a bit bigger. I find it so hard to keep her attention at anything currently, she is 14mmths, any ideas? This week I took water play outside, she was interested for about 5mins, play dough, no interest at all! Think I might be trying too hard!
Love your blog x
Gorgeous bouquets! such a fun day! 🙂 great idea!
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum says
Ohhhh chocolate playdough 😀 my favourite. We haven’t used it as mud for planting but J today found ours from previously and has been creating mud monsters and aliens which has been great fun for him
This is such a lovely idea! It would be great if you’d like to share this with our Spring Carnival 🙂
silk flowers says
Love this idea! great photos:)