One of my favorite units during the year is our Gingerbread Themed Unit. It is a great start to our Holiday Season with the thought of warm cookies straight out of the oven. We may not have an oven in our classroom to make real cookies, but we sure can pretend! I set up a pretend cookie shop in our dramatic play center and now my students are little bakers!!
In the Sweet Cookie Shop children can pretend to create frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies and chocolate chip cookies. I like to provide my students with lots of tools for baking and to keep them organized I like to label everything. For the cookies, I used stiff felt and cut them into circles. For the gingerbread cookies I traced a gingerbread cookie cutter and cut them out. To add frosting, I cut circles of different colored felt and added sprinkles with a permanent marker. My kiddos have enjoyed mixing and baking up cookies!
Would you like to set up a Pretend Play Cookie Shop in your classroom? Here is a printable set to help you out!