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Imaginative play ideas: Grocery store play kit

Imaginative play is a wonderful way to get your kids, and classroom to be fabulously creative. Today we are sharing a 26-page workbook with you that gives you all you need to get a grocery store, or supermarket, set up wherever you want.

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What is this imaginative play kit like?

This kit consists of 26 pages for you to use to create that perfect grocery store to encourage the kids to pretend, and role play.

We all need to let our customer know whether we are open or closed, so our first sheet is just that – the signs to add to the “door” to let them know whether you are available for them to buy from.

Page 3 provides some name badges for you to create for those working in the shop. Who will be the cashier, and who is the store manager in your supermarket?

Our fourth page lets you create the different sections that your customers can buy from. You can combine these printables with some of the amazing pretend play resources for supermarkets on Amazon. How about checking out some of them?

The next page continues the signs for the different sections, and then we move on to making sure that you have everything that you need within the store. We have built an inventory list for those working in the store to use.

You have to make sure you have enough stock, so we have to note when items are sold from the store, don’t we?

We’ve got a grocery list for the customers, and some more signs for the shop now; for sale ones so that you can have special offers.

Why not give customers discount code, and bar codes on the items as well? We do have UK versions of the bar codes as well, of course. No Euros this time around we are afraid – hopefully what we have here is good enough for you to play with regardless.

The final sheets are all money, with denominations in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. Above are the examples for $ and £ for the ones!

We also have both cents and pennies too for cutting out and using in your activities too:

Coins are available in 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 denominations.

We hope you agree that this should be more than enough to get your shop going.

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We have a lot of other ideas for imaginative play on the site, so what about exploring some of these?

Imaginative play resources on KiddyCharts

Here are a few other imaginative play activity ideas from the site for you to explore. Why not encourage your kids to get creative today?

There is also a fabulous pretend play pack for a restaurant on the premium site, why not check that out too?

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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