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Your early learners can play grocery store with our free set of Pretend Play Grocery Store printables.
Benefits of Pretend Play Grocery Store
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. Guide your student through the process.
We recommend printing these pieces on cardstock. You could also paste the food items to small boxes to make them sturdy.
- canned peas
- toilet paper
- pasta sauce
- canned corn
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.
This is a fantastic way to sneak math into your students’ day while they play!
- Cash Register
- Pretend Credit Card
- Price Tags
- Play Money (you may want to print two pages of the play money)
- 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.
Props to Add to Your Pretend Grocery Store
Adding these toys and accessories to your pretend play grocery store to create a hands-on learning experience for your kids.
- Shopping Cart
- Play Food Cans
- Pantry Products
- Empty Cereal Boxes, Pasta Boxes, and Egg Cartons
Let your student use a calculator as a “cash register.”
- Cash Register
- Wooden Fruit and Shopping Bag
- Grocery Store Ads (from your local newspaper)
Grocery Store Books for Preschool
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.
- At the Supermarket by Anne Rockwell
- Shopping With Dad by Matt Harvey
- Maisy Goes Shopping by Lucy Cousins
- Bebé Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya
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More Free Grocery Store Printables
If your student enjoys this set of grocery store dramatic play printables, try these other grocery store themed resources: