Pretend Play Bakery

Great news — play is good for you; especially for your kids.

Research says that facilitating  “mature play”  increases social, physical and thinking skills!  Kids are developing social skills, self-control, imagination, reasoning, problem solving and literacy when they play.

We love, love, love to play with play dough, do you? One of our favorite things to pretend play with play dough is bakery. I always try to enrich the pretend play with new information, props and role play ideas. Here’s how.


Learn about bakeries.  Visit a bakery or read  a book about bakeries like The Baker’s Dozen, a bakery counting book.


Add in muffin tins, trays, mixing spoons, bowls, colorful play dough, plastic knives, rolling pins, cookie cutters, buttons, beads, pompoms, cloth, glue, stickers, paper, aprons, chef’s hat, play money, purses, or shopping bags.

Role Play

Decide who will be the baker, the cashier and the customers.

Your kids are going to have fun while they’re getting smarter! Aren’t you excited to play bakery now?


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