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Dramatic Play- Apple Picking

Today we did some dramatic play by picking apples and placing them in our wagon. Jacob did this last year all on his own after experiencing the apple orchard. This year we went to the apple orchard as well. He is really into farmers so to start this activity I told him he was going to be a farmer and pick the apples. That was all it took!

 I placed the apple cards around the room in different places then let him pull the little wagon around to find the apples and pick them. I go back and forth with how much to add to our dramatic play time. I thought about creating a tree out of construction paper and taping the apples and tree up on the wall. I decided against this because I want to encourage Jake to use his imagination and not always needing to rely on props.


He did fine without a tree. He really enjoys looking for items and finding them in different places. We do some sort of hide and seek each month. After he picked all the apples he went over to his Sensory Box and pulled out his pot and started 'cooking' the apples.
 

 

 
I just sat back and watched as he went to work! He was very focused on cooking and using all kinds of 'tools' to help him! This was not intended but such a great example of dramatic play! He used his imagination and really got the job done! When he was finished he brought me an apple pie, but warned me that it was hot! What a fun day!

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  1. He looks like he is having so much! Thank you for sharing this on The Sunday Showcase.

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