- Cristi Wuenschel
Farmer's Market Dramatic Play
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Fall is such a wonderful time of the year for learning about fruit and fruit trees, farming, and orchards and this month's Orchard Harvest theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) couldn't be a more perfect Fall preschool theme.
We set up a Farmer's Market Dramatic Play center for the preschoolers and they're absolutely loving it!
Each week, the Teacher Guide includes a fun STEAM Station idea for each day and today's was putting together a Farmer's Market.
What might you see at a Farmer's Market?
How much does one piece of fruit cost?
Would you rather be a seller or a buyer?
As always, the Teacher Guide from Experience Early Learning includes some wonderful "Big Questions" to get preschoolers thinking.
Dramatic play is a great way to practice lots of important skills through play. This month, we're learning about fruit trees, counting and money, and even economics.
Not to mention, practicing communication, working together, taking turns, and other social-emotional skills naturally become part of dramatic play experiences too.
Another fun way to incorporate hands-on learning is to include lots of literacy. Signs, labels, forms, etc. The preschoolers always love using pencils and mini clipboards to take orders and make notes.
Don't forget to stop back next week to see what we're up to with our Orchard Harvest theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).