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Have you tried our Grocery Store Lapbook yet? It is packed with learning fun for your preschooler!

You can add to the Grocery Store Lapbook with this set of free Grocery Store Pretend Play Printables.

Benefits of Pretend Play

Why should you encourage pretend play for your preschool and kindergarten students? Because it is brain-building!

Pretend play is beneficial for your student because it promotes:

  • creativity and imagination
  • fine motor skills
  • gross motor skills
  • social development
  • language and communication skills
  • problem-solving abilities
  • and more!

Grocery Store Pretend Play Signs and Badges

You can add these grocery store pretend play printables to your grocery store theme. This set would also be great for a community helpers theme.

  • Open for Business Sign
  • Sorry We’re Closed Sign
  • Name Badges
  • Store Hours Sign

Tip: If you laminate the name badges and the store hours sign, your student can use a dry-erase marker to add her name to her badge and hours to the store hours sign.

Grocery Store Pretend Play Groceries

The printable pack also includes food for your student to color and cut out. We recommend printing these pieces on cardstock.

Groceries included:

  • pizza
  • juice
  • canned peas
  • milk
  • cereal
  • chips
  • eggs
  • bread
  • cheese
  • apple
  • donut
  • toilet paper
  • bananas
  • pasta sauce
  • yogurt
  • tuna
  • canned corn
  • sausages
  • cauliflower
  • pineapple
  • watermelon
  • pumpkin
  • eggplant
  • radish
  • orange
  • tomato
  • grapes
  • strawberry
  • carrot
  • artichoke

Ideas for educational activities for the grocery cards: sort the cards into food groups or ask your student to put the cards in alphabetical order.

Grocery Store Math Activities

This printable pack also includes gobs of grocery store printables to practice math:

  • Cash Register
  • Price Tags
  • Play Money (you may want to print two pages of the play money)
  • Coupons
  • Shopping Receipts

You can use these printables for gobs of math activities:

  • Put price tags on the food. Select two and add them.
  • Choose four groceries and add them on a receipt. Your student will be practicing three-digit addition!
  • After your student adds up your order, pay for your groceries with the play money. Teach your student how to count back change.
  • When your student is ready, use the coupons for subtraction practice.

Grocery Store Book List

You do not need these exact books for your grocery store theme. Please use whatever related books your library has available and read, read, read to your child. Reading is great for language development, literacy skills, and snuggling; it is the best thing you can do with your preschool or kindergarten student.

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