Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch

It's time to pick a pumpkin!  I set up this Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch for my kiddos to enjoy.  It has been one of their favorites so far!  This pumpkin patch is perfect for your preschool drama center.  It not only encourages creativity and working with peers but there are also gross motor and early writing benefits as well!

Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch- bring the patch into your preschool classroom easily with these printables!
Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch- bring the patch into your preschool classroom easily with these printables!

To set the scene, I got a little scarecrow guy from a craft store.  I also purchased some ears of fake corn and some artificial sunflowers.  To make the small pumpkins, I bought orange gift bags (also from the craft store), filled them with newspaper, tied them off with string and added a green pipe cleaner for a twisty vine.  To make the large pumpkins, I bought an orange tablecloth and cut it into large squares (I doubled up the tablecloth to make it more durable) and added newspaper, tied it and added a pipe-cleaner vine.  My kiddos loved picking these pumpkins and putting them in the wheelbarrow.

Create a pumpkin patch in your dramatic play center! Pretending in preschool encourages social interaction, writing and creative thinking.
Create a pumpkin patch in your dramatic play center! Pretending in preschool encourages social interaction, writing and creative thinking.

I also placed artificial leaves (from the Dollar Tree) on our rug.  Students used a child-sized plastic rake to rake the leaves.  It was loads of fun!

Want to make your own Pumpkin Patch in your Drama Center?  Do it easily with the Pumpkin Patch Pretend Play Props:

Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch is perfect for your preschool drama center. Encourage writing, gross motor and social skills easily with this pack!
Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch is perfect for your preschool drama center. Encourage writing, gross motor and social skills easily with this pack!