A good dramatic play center provides children a good chance to practice their language and social skills, both of which are very important for success kindergarten and throughout the school years. A variety of dramatic play props encourage children to play out more roles, including housekeeping, occupations, fantasy and leisure. Props for fantasy such as capes, hats and crowns, allow children to act out make-believe stories. By providing hats of many types, uniforms of various work roles, and dress up accessories, children will be able to try out different gender and occupation roles.
Community Preschool Polyester Dramatic Play Costumes - Set of 6
3 years & up. What do you want to be when you grow up? This set includes many of the men and women you see in your city or town working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy. The community helper shirts have printed details and silk-screened accents that represent each career. The careers featured include a doctor, chef, mail carrier, construction worker, police officer, and firefighter. Each shirt opens in the front and has hook-and-loop closures. They would make a great addition to the dramatic play center and can also help establish dramatic play themes in the classroom. Machine washable.
Dramatic Play Plastic Career Hats for Preschoolers - Set of 4
3 - 5 years. Switch careers with a drop of a hat using these four durable hats! These hats are a great addition to any dramatic play center. Use these for props in a lesson about careers and the significance of each represented. Encourage children to act out the jobs of the represented careers. The four hats featured in this set are made of hard plastic and represent an astronaut, firefighter, race car driver, and construction worker. Each hat has unique details inspired by their real counterparts.
When I Grow Up Career Preschool Shirts - Set of 6
3 - 5 years. What do you want to be when you grow up? This set of 6 pretend play career shirts includes an astronaut, veterinarian, race car driver, construction worker, zoo keeper, and pilot. Each shirt is designed with fun graphics, representing each of the careers. The 100% polyester shirts open in the front and have easy hook-and-loop fasteners. Perfect for the dramatic play center! Machine washable.
Dentist Role Play Set Promoting Teeth Cleaning and Proper Hygiene
3 years & up. This realistic pretend play set has everything an aspiring dentist needs to practice cleaning and repairing teeth. Helps children learn the importance of proper dental hygiene and more. Set features realistic wooden dental tools, a set of wooden teeth, and a tool case. Made from sustainable wood and other sustainable materials. Includes: 4 basic dental tools, 1 toothbrush, 1 set of teeth with 3 spare teeth, and 1 dental tool case.
Pretend Play Adventure Capes (Set of 4 Polyester Children's Capes)
3 - 5 years. Add imagination and a cape to discover what wonderful adventures and stories children will create. Each of these velvet-like capes has a unique, stylized crest to inspire adventures in the past, present, and future. Perfect for the dramatic play center! Children will love participating in imaginative play with these capes. Machine washable.
Fancy Dance Reversible Skirts - Set of 3
3 years & up. Lace, hearts, shiny dots and fun fabrics make up these fancy dance skirts. Set of 3 reversible skirts. Just flip over to reveal another exciting fabric! Fabrics may vary. Machine washable.
Let's Play Mailman Set
Temporarily Out of Stock
2 - 8 years. Our Mailman set includes a realistic, weatherproof mailbox with a front chute and a rear opening for removing the mail. Our mail bag set includes 22 plastic preprinted 4" x 6" postcards with easy to write on surface. Nylon mail bag has a hook and loop should strap. Mailbox is 32"H x 13.75"W.
Festive Multiethnic Costumes
$36.95 - $454.95
3 - 5 years. Encourage independence by allowing children to practice dressing skills in the dramatic play center with these soft and authentic dress-up costumes that feature pullover tunics and hook-and-loop closures. You can enhance the dramatic play experience and celebrate diversity with students by adding books, food, music, and props that share the history of each culture. These machine-washable costumes are 100% polyester, with the exception of the Indian and Russian costumes, which are 10% cotton/90% polyester.
Dramatic Play Costumes
$39.95 - $189.95
3 - 5 years. Inspire children to explore a variety of careers with these five career costumes. Features hook-and-loop closures for easy dress up. Accessories and hats are included for all costumes with the exception of the astronaut costume. 100% polyester. Soft, machine washable fabric. Includes: Mechanic, Construction Worker, Mail Carrier, Astronaut, and Chef. Available individually or in a set of 5.
3 - 5 years. Orange reflector vest can be used for indoor or outdoor play. Children can use it as a dramatic play accessory or as part of their outdoor adventure gear.
Career Inspiration Dress-Ups
$21.95 - $83.95
3 years & up. Create interest and explore other careers with these dress ups featuring realistic details, back hook and loop closures and matching hats. Machine washable. Sold individually or in a set of 4.
Lil' Cooks Chef Apron and Accessories Set
2 - 5 years. Order up! Children will feel like a world-class cook while serving favorite recipes to their friends. A sturdy denim apron has a handy, colorfully designed front pocket and a hook-and-loop tie that attaches at the side for easy access. A matching dish towel, oven mitt, and pot holder complete the set. Machine washable.
Dressing Vests - Set of 4
3 - 5 years. Fabric designs from Latin America, Asia, North America, and Africa enrich these comfortable easy-on, easy-off dressing vests. The set of 4 vests features buttons, zippers, snaps, and hook-and-loop closures to help children develop their fine motor and dressing skills. Machine washable.
Career Dramatic Play Costumes for Pre K Set 2
$39.95 - $189.95
3 years & up. Familiar career costumes children can use in role play to explore what they want to be when they grow up. Machine washable. Available individually or in a set of five.
Super Smile Dentist Play Set
3 years & up. Brush those teeth, it is time to see the dentist! Watch children immerse themselves in imagination through pretend play with this 26-piece dental care set of toys. Children can practice performing cleanings, treating cavities, and even practice fitting braces and retainers. This is the perfect tool for introducing your child into dentistry so when the time comes for their first visit, they can be more at ease. Bag measures 13.5"H x 10.7"W x 3.5"L. Weight of bag with items: 1.5 pounds. Includes 26 realistic tools and a storage bag for items after play.
Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Playset
3 years & up. Your little veterinarian will have everything they need to pamper and care for their furry friends with this pretend Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Playset by Melissa & Doug®! Wash, fluff, and trim your furry pals to make sure they are always looking their best. You can even treat your adorable plush pets to yummy make-believe meals. Add a personal touch by giving your pets a name and a name tag. The reusable activity cards helps to arrange grooming services and keep track of responsibilities. Reward your pets with treats after training them or after a fun spa day! This 24-piece set includes: 1 Plush Dog, 1 Plush Cat, 1 Shampoo, 1 Brush, 1 Nail Trimmer, 1 Vibrating Grooming Shears, 1 Box of Dog Food, 1 Can of Cat Food with Lid, 2 Feeding Bowls, 1 Placemat, 2 Collars, 2 Name Tags & Stickers, 1 Reusable Activity Card, and 3 Treats in a Bag.
$23.95 - $136.95
3 - 6 years. Realistic animal costumes are perfect for acting out stories, skits, and plays. Hook and loop closures in front for easy put-on and take-off and open face for visibility and safety. Cotton blend and machine washable in cold. Made in the USA. Available individually or in a set of six.
3 -5 years. This multifunctional vest can be used as children pretend to camp, fish, dig for artifacts, and more.
Children's Pretend Play Nurse Outfit
3 - 6 years. No need for a second opinion when it comes to this adorable nurse's uniform. Costume comes complete with a convenient medical pouch that holds a stethoscope and blood pressure gauge. Pride in the community starts here with these everyday heroes. Developed specifically for the Child Care industry, the Community Helper Costume Collection promotes the ultimate in child safety and durability. Details are embroidered and the soft hats and plush accessories have a realistic appeal, without any hard surfaces or sharp edges. Each costume comes with a curriculum of activities. Machine washable and dryable.
Pretend and Play Fishing Set
PreK & up. Everything you need to catch the big one! Includes tackle box, fishing pole with magnetic hook, 3 magnetic fish in different sizes, 3 worms, net, and adjustable fishing vest. Reinforce hand-eye coordination along with size and color matching. Tackle box measures 13"L x 7"W x 6"H.
Hollywood Clap Board
This Hollywood clapboard is great to use next time you're putting on a play. Each clap board is made of wood. Size 7" x 8".
Wizard hat made of velvet, with colorful appliques of the moon and stars.
Pretend Play Dress-Up Trunk - 20 Pieces
3 - 5 years. There are plenty of choices for all kinds of dress-up play. This fanciful dramatic play set of dress-up clothes features a cardboard trunk, ready to be decorated, and 19 pretend and play items. They include ties, bouquet, veil, shoes, gloves, wedding dress, jacket, vest, children's capes, and more. From getting ready for a wedding to a cowboy round up, children only need to add their imaginations. Plenty of dramatic play ideas for the dramatic play center in your classroom! Machine washable.
Pretend you are a wizard or a magician with this magic wand. Wave your magic wand and pretend things disappear. Made of plastic. Size 14" L.
Pediatric Nurse Dress-Up Set
3 years & up. Give dress-up playtime a creative boost! This pediatric nurse play set has everything young nurses need to take care of a newborn baby. Slip on the cheerful, gender-neutral uniform, fill the pockets with the pretend-play tools, and give the cuddly newborn a health checkup. The plush baby doll has a removable cloth diaper with self-stick closures and a sweet smiling face to encourage emotional connection and communication. Included: 1 Jacket, 1 Baby with fastening diaper, 1 Thermometer, 1 Stethoscope, 1 Syringe, 1 Ear scope, and 1 Reusable name tag.
Playtime Shoe Collection
3 years & up. The perfect complement to any dress-up outfit. Our shoe collection includes the fancy footwear you need to dress up like your are in the royal fashion studio. Set includes 3 pairs of dress-up shoes.
Role Play Dress-Up Shoes - 4 Pairs
3 years & up. Four pairs of play shoes in one stylish set! These durable dress-up shoes are made to fit comfortably and feature rubber soles to resist slips. Made from high quality materials that are durable and will hold up against constant use. Dress as an elegant princess, prima ballerina, magical fairy, or a rocker girl. Ideal for children 3-5 years old.
Server Dress Up Set
3 years & up. Order up! Get your little entrepreneur ready for their first grown-up job with this classic, red-and-white checkered server shirt, matching cap, and half-apron. They can practice taking orders, settling the bill, and flying around the room balancing a tray, menu, and more. Its pretend play at its finest. Fits most children 3-6 years of age. Size: 17.5" x 24" x 1.1". Included: Washable, red-and-white checkered servers shirt, matching cap and half-apron, write-on name tag, tray, menu, write-on guest check for taking orders, and play money and a credit card for settling the bill.
Tri-level Wooden Fire Station
3 years & up. This tri-level wooden Fire Station features everything needed to be ready for any emergency with a furnished office, eating and sleeping quarters, a working garage door, and a fire pole. Watch the firefighter swirl around while descending down the fire pole. Use the string mechanism to put the truck in motion and open the garage door. Press the button to activate the fire bell and light. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). Measures 23.5"L x 11.75"W x 18.75"H. Included: Fire Station, Axe, Fire Extinguisher, Helicopter, Flame, Fire Hydrant, Radar Dish, Flag, Control Bar, Fire Fighter, Rescue Dog, and Fire Engine.
Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set
3 years & up. Get ready to save the day with this realistic-looking firefighter outfit by Melissa & Doug®. Set features: A bright red, machine washable jacket trimmed with reflective material, a fire chief helmet, a fire extinguisher, a bullhorn with sound effects, a shiny badge, and a name tag to personalize. Blast the bullhorn to make realistic sound effects. Bullhorn requires 2 AA batteries, not included.
$21.95 - $83.95
3 years & up. This set allows children to explore careers from people around the community. The easy slip-on design, hook and loop closures and machine washable, cotton fabric makes these perfect for home or preschool. Available individually or in a set of four.
Astronaut Dress Up - White
Suit up, prepare for takeoff and reach for the stars with this Astronaut Dress Up Suit! Inspire children to dream big about their future career path as an adventurous explorer in space. For most sizes 10 - 12. Included: Jumpsuit featuring embroidered patches.
Community Helper Hat Collection - Set of 8
3 - 5 years. Switch careers at the drop of a hat with the Community Helper Hat Collection. Children act out their future careers with 8 soft fabric hats that represent a pilot, police officer, chef, safari guide, race car driver, astronaut, mail carrier, and firefighter. Each hat has unique details inspired by their real-life counterparts. Machine washable.
Pretend Play Doctor Scrubs Childs Size 5 - 6 Pink
Get ready to save lives and care for others with this realistic kid-sized scrubs set by My Little Doc. These professional looking, high-quality scrubs will allow your child to play hard and inspire them to dream big about their future career path in the medical field. Pretend play has never been more educational and fun! Made from 65% Polyester/35% Cotton. Machine Washable. For most kids sizes 5-6. Included: 1 Shirt with 2 side pockets, 1 Pants with 1 back pocket and an elastic waist for comfort, and a Surgical Cap that is adjustable with ties in the back.
Four Stage Rocket Ship
3 years & up. Kids can blast off into space with this four-stage rocket ship complete with planetary lander! This four-level rocket is modeled after a real space shuttle with mission control, on-board laboratory, exercise room and living quarters. A working elevator helps the astronauts move between the levels on the rocket. Includes a space rover, radar, solar panel bio-experiment plant and other devices. Measures 18.75"L x 18.75"W x 29"H.
Wooden Fire Engine Playset with Working Ladder, Fireman and Dog
3 years & up. Emergency! Make way for the firefighter and his rescue dog as they are on their way to put out a fire using the water hose and expandable ladder. Decorated in bright red paint with a front driving seat, movable wheels and a retractable hose, fires do not stand a chance. Children will have fun making up stories of the firefighter's adventures. Firetruck measures 7.75"L x 4.5"W x 6"H.
3 years & up. Feather boa is great for enhancing dress up and pretend play. Colors may vary.
Construction Helmet Junior
3 - 5 years. Enhance dramatic play and transform into a construction worker with this durable hat.
Child's Rocket Scientist Lab Coat Size 8 - 10
Prepare for launch and explore the universe with this realistic rocket scientist lab coat! This professional looking, high-quality lab coat will allow your child to play hard and inspire them to dream big about their future career path in astronomical science. Pretend play has never been more educational and fun! This child's lab coat features three pockets and a NASA embroidery design. Lab coat is made from 65% Polyester/35% Cotton. Machine Washable. For most kids sizes 8-10.
Pretend Play Sequin Fabric - 4 Pieces
3 years & up. This set of beautiful sequins fabric features a shimmering metallic aesthetic in four different colors to create fascinating visual effects. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric measures 39.4" x 38.6". Included: 4 Pieces of Sequin Fabric in Gold, Red, Silver, and Black.
Spy Role Play Set - For Children 5 - 8 years
5 years & up. Your little spies will love dressing up in this Spy Role Play set and sneaking around on top secret missions to solve mysteries and more. Sized to fit ages 5 to 8. Included: Black trench coat, Fedora Hat, Rear-view sunglasses that allow you to see behind you and look cool at the same time, a Secret coded message card, Decoder lens, and a Spy assignment guide.
Pink Hero Lightning Cape & Mask Set
3 - 8 years. Saving the day isn't just for the boys! Bring justice to the town with the Pink Hero Cape & Mask Set! Stop the bad guy from stealing money at the grocery store, then stop another evil villain from taking over the world. Makes a great gift for pretend play activities. One size fits most. Easy to put on and take off with velcro closures. Made of stretchy velvet. Machine washable. Cape measures 24" from the neck to the hem. Includes: Pink Cape, Light Pink Mask, and Dark Pink Mask.
Pretend Medical Kit
Temporarily Out of Stock
3 years & up. This pretend Medical Kit features all of the essentials your little doctor needs to perform check-ups and care for their patients. Listen to the patient's heart with the stethoscope. Use the thermometer with a "sick" to "well" button to check the patient's temperature. Grab the otoscope when you need to take a peek inside the ears. Pump the blood pressure cuff and watch the gauge spin. Treat pretend boo-boos with the toy bandage cuff. Encourage healthy habits while giving the imagination a boost through doctor-patient role play. (Lab coat not included). Included: Stethoscope, Blood Pressure Cuff, Thermometer, Otoscope, Syringe, Bandage, and a Fabric "Doctor" Bag.
Black Top Hat
Dress up any outfit with this black top hat. The top hat is also known as a silk hat, cylinder hat, chimney pot hat, or stove pipe hat. Made of black felt. Adult size. Size 4 1/2". Hat height is 4".
3 - 6 years. Cook up some culinary creative creations in your chef finery. Includes a generously sized jacket, hat, oven mitt, and curriculum sheet with art, role play, and early math activities. Machine washable and dryable.
3 - 6 years. Need an oil change? This pint-sized mechanic is geared to handle the job with a black-striped red shirt, matching hat and plush wrench. Place in pillowcase and machine wash gentle cycle or hand wash. Includes curriculum of activities. Machine washable and dryable.
4 years & up. Enough medical tools for a team of young "doctors" to play at the same time. Plastic 19 piece set includes a battery-operated stethoscope, pager, realistic sounding cell phone, forceps, bandages, thermometer and more. Plastic clamp-tight carry case. Requires 2 AA batteries, sold separately.