Noblesville Methodist Preschool in Noblesville, Indiana engaged in some great camping-themed dramatic play in Mrs. Grabek’s classroom!
The, “State Park,” officially opened and had activities for students to do bug hunts, go fishing, have fun camping in a tent, pretend to make smores, hop on the, “River stones,” ride in a boat, do bird-watching, and enjoy the, “Campfire.”
Noblesville Methodist Preschool & PDO
State Park Dramatic Play Center
“State Park,” Play!
For their camping-themed dramatic play students first entered the, “State Park,” by walking into the transformed version of Mrs. Grabek’s class.
Once they arrived at the entrance to the, “State Park,” they could pick-up all the tools they would need off the shelf from lanterns, to canteens, bug-spray, and pretend-food and cooking utensils for making an imaginary meal around the campfire!
Students then could engage in fishing or ride in a boat if they wanted. In addition, a tent was set-up they could pretend was their camp and by the tent was the campfire they had the ability to imagine making smores in!
Next to camp was a picnic spot for eating their pretend food too. Students also could look up in the, “Sky,” AKA on the wall to try and spot birds for bird-watching as well as bugs to capture.
Lastly, a trail with simulated balance-blocks was set-up to make it just like the students were jumping on, “River Stones!” It was a really fun time and a great example of how students both enjoy and benefit from engaging in dramatic play.
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