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Practice reading and math through creative play with our free Pet Shop Dramatic Play Printables.

Benefits of Pretend Play

Why should you encourage pet shop 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
  • teamwork

Pet Store Dramatic Play Signs and Badges

This set includes several signs and even badges for the pet shop employees. Your kids will have a blast creating and playing pet store.

Signs Included:

  • Welcome to the Pet Shop
  • Open Sign
  • Closed Sign
  • Pet Shop Hours Sign (kids can fill in the hours)
  • Pet Adoption Here
  • Pet Grooming Here
  • Grooming Prices
  • Bathing Instructions

Pet Shop Dramatic Play Forms

The dramatic play printables also include forms for the pet shop:

  • Pet Adoption Application
  • Pet Survey Form (to help the customer decide which pet to get)
  • Adoption Certificate
  • Pet Grooming Order Form

Other Pet Shop Dramatic Play Printables

Other printables you’ll find in this set include:

  • Pet Shop Bucks (you could also use play money)
  • Pet Shop Receipts
  • Word Cards (dog food, cat food, fish bowl, bird cage, carrier, dog house, pet bed, collar, fish, bird, lizard, hamster, cat, guinea pig, and rabbit) Your student could use these as items to purchase in the shop.
  • Animal Information Tags
  • Animals Available for Adoption (includes pages for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and fish)
  • Shopping Lists for Pets

Pet Shop Dramatic Play Props

Make your pet shop dramatic play area even more fun by adding some props.

  • Stuffed Animals (dogs, cats, lizards, birds, and fish)
  • Cash Register
  • Clipboards (to hold pet shop forms)
  • Small cardboard cereal boxes and oatmeal containers turned into pet food supplies to purchase in the shop.
  • Empty shampoo bottle, combs, baby tub, and hand towels for pet grooming station
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Small bowls for food and water bowls

You could also inspire your students by visiting a pet shop in your community. Once they see how it runs, they will have ample play ideas for a pretend pet store. You could also grab this Pet Store Scavenger Hunt.

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More Pet Themed Printables for Your Early Learners

If your students love animals, try some of these other pet themed printables and resources.

Pet Shop Spelling Tiles
Vet Clinic Pretend Play Printables
Harry the Dirty Dog Unit Study and Lapbook