Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Game, Lesson, Lesson Plan
Level:
Preschool
Tags:
  • English Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
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  • Lifelong-learning
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    English
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    Imaginary Play - Grocery Store

    Imaginary Play - Grocery Store

    Overview

    Children will communicate what they intend to do during imaginary play. They can use props and toys as they act out certain situations.  Brainstorm with the child(ren) about different things they may add to the play area for that specific theme. Once they are done playing, they can draw a picture and write to tell what they enjoyed the most. 

    Summary

    Children will communicate what they intend to do during imaginary play. They can use props and toys as they act out certain situations.  Brainstorm with the child(ren) about different things they may add to the play area for that specific theme. Once they are done playing, they can draw a picture and write to tell what they enjoyed the most. 

    Materials

    • Props and toys
      • Calculator
      • Toy or real cash register/cash box
      • Play money
      • Play food or empty boxes/cans  of food to purchase 
      • Storage containers for different foods
      • Bags to load purchased food in
      • Apron
      • Name tags with their name on it

    Background for Teachers/Parents

    Gather materials for the children to play with in one location. Know the child to determine if they may need more realistic props or can re-purpose other things as they make them into props. You may want to share this virtual field trip video to help students think about items they may want to include.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Children will play cooperatively with others
    • Children will plan their play and help to gather materials.  
    • Children will report their play through drawing, painting, or writing about it. 

    Time Frame & Group Size

    Time Frame: 20 minutes

    Group Size: Small/Medium

    Standards

    Main Standards:

    • LLP 3 & 4 yr.6.5
    • HE 3 & 4 yr.2.3
    • LLP 3 & 4 yr.1.4

    Additional Core Standards:

    • LLP3 & 4 yr.6.2
    • HE 3 & 4 yr.2.2

    Depending on wat the child chooses to use:

    • ELA 3 & 4 yr.3.1 or 3.1-3
    • FA 3 & 4 yr.4.1

    Author(s)

    Jamie Robinson