We like to play “store” around our house, so in honor of Valentine’s Day, we set up a pretend play jewelry store.
But, before we could set up the store, we had to make our inventory.
We got out our bucket of beads, some string, and some pipe cleaners, and set to work making jewelry. We made necklaces, bracelets, and even a few rings.
We went in search of anything we could find to make our store “fancy.”
We covered the coffee table with a pretty blanket and used a few pastel-colored bins as display cases.
I found a pretty mirror to display our tiara on and Lizzie decorated with flowers.
We made signs and price tags and made sure everything was set up perfectly.
And last, but not least, I found a few fabric bags and our cash register so the girls could pay for their treasures.
I think setting up the jewelry store was even more fun than playing with it!
Aren’t those rings beautiful? I know you want one for yourself!
Oftentimes, pretend play scenarios can be set up using nothing more than what you already have in your home.
No cash register? Use a box and make paper money.
Don’t want a jewelry store? Get out all of your stuffed animals and have a pet store instead.
Or save old pasta and cereal boxes and have a grocery store.
The possibilities are endless!
Do your kids like to play “store”?
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.