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Monday, September 30, 2019

Apple Orchard Bakery Dramatic Play

Our kids love the dramatic play center. It is a magical area where kids can take on real-life problems and situations and role play their way through their emotions.  We recently added a bakery to our fall apple orchard themed area.  Here are some of the fun things that are happening there!
We set up our bakery on this simple shelf.  We have found this shelf very helpful in the dramatic play area.  It gives us a place to set up the different environments we are wanting to create. By displaying the items, it makes it easier for the kids to find and use.  It also serves as a reminder of the kinds of play you are encouraging.
We posted a sign to designate that portion of the dramatic play area as the bakery.  We also posted a sign that contained all of the items for purchase and the cost of each.
One of the items available to make---apple pie.  We picked up a round pie tin at the dollar tree. I used hot glue to attach a felt crust to the pan.  In a separate container, we added a supply of red, yellow, and green pompoms.  These serve as the "fillings" for the apple pie.
I cut the crust from more brown felt.  I cut both round pieces and strips to lay on top of the pies.
Once the pie is made, the "chef" can pop it inside of the oven!
Consider adding a timer to the area.  The kids can set the timer and wait for the pie to bake! And here you go! Doesn't it look delicious?
The kids can also make apple spice doughnuts! I cut some doughnut shapes from brown felt. Then, using a lighter color of felt, I cut some frosting for the top of the doughnuts.
Pop them in the oven and watch them bake! The pan was a little too long for the opening, but he just slanted it and slid it in!
And here you go! Doughnuts are served!
The kids can also make apple spice bread.  I picked this pan up at the dollar tree when I got the other pans.  Again, I added brown felt to make the crust. (Hot glued inside of the pan.) She filled the pan with "apples" and added the "crust".
Pop it in the oven and watch it bake!
Now it's time to check out.  The kids sold their delicious creations to their other friends! So much learning and fun!
You can find more about how we set up the other areas of the Apple Orchard in this blog post.
You can find the reproducible items for this dramatic play center in this unit:

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