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Pizza Restaurant For Preschool Dramatic Play

Pizza Restaurant For Dramatic Play- The other day I blogged about our Bakery set up for preschool dramatic play. You can find that post here. Today I wanted to quickly share about our Pizza Restaurant for dramatic play.

I work with the most amazing teacher who I am lucky enough to call my friend. She comes up with fantastic ideas and I am constantly inspired by her enthusiasm and dedication.

A while ago motivated by the children’s interest in using the home corner as a restaurant. She thought it would be great to turn the home corner into a pizza restaurant.

We both made a trip to Ikea to buy the cutest little pizza set made of fabric. To make the pizza oven we used a cardboard box, wrapping paper with a brick pattern, aluminium foil, and a realistic-looking fire image, oh yes, and a portable light switch.

I had an idea in my head as to how I wanted it to look and I think it turned out amazingly well. The kids really loved playing with it and were in awe of how realistic it looked. This activity was so popular that it quickly turned into a turn-taking lesson too!

dramatic play pizza oven

Ha! don’t worry it’s not hot. All I did was stick a portable light switch to the top of the oven and the aluminum foil reflected the light around the inside of the oven. Then I just printed off a realistic-looking fire and glued it to the back.

pizza dramatic play

Look at all those toppings!

pizza toy for dramatic play

See this pizza set from Ikea. Isn’t it cute? I totally love it. Ikea has such fun things for all ages.

And there it is, another dramatic play setup idea for preschool. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a truly wonderful day!


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8 thoughts on “Pizza Restaurant For Preschool Dramatic Play”

  1. Wow, this is so cool! What a good idea with the light switch. We might try this out, too. I love IKEA! We have lots of them here in Germany. I remember that in Clarksville, TN, my son’s nanny was so thrilled when she traveled with us to Atlanta and there was an IKEA there! 😉 There were so few stores, and they really have good stuff.

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