This Pink Shirt Day dramatic play theme is all about the pink. It was inspired by the glorious pink-infused Barbieland set in the recent Barbie film. I am debuting it for Pink Shirt Day, commonly observed in February or May each year.
Pink Shirt Day is a global movement celebrated by more than 100 countries worldwide. The initiative draws attention to the issue of bullying. It is a reminder to be kind and respectful to other people, whether you are at home, at school, at a workplace, or online.
In addition to inviting children and adults to wear a pink shirt, the dramatic play setup further emphasizes the meaning of the color pink on Pink Shirt Day.
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Pink-themed Dramatic Play Supplies
The following supplies are in this pretend play set up with a whole lotta pink accessories and loose parts:
- “Be Kind” place card and stand
- fish, flower, and cube-shaped reusable ice cubes
- pom poms in various shades of pink
- pool noodle slices
- miniature tea set
- ice cube tray
- art caddy
- fillable eggs
- heart-shaped game pieces, erasers, and cookie cutters
- disposable plates, cups, and cutlery
- food serving containers and tongs
- dessert cups and spoons
- disposable cup holder and egg carton top
- vase with artificial flowers
The Pink Shirt Day Dramatic Play Invitation
In this rosy dramatic play center, a variety of loose parts complement pink-themed plates, cutlery, serving containers, and a miniature tea set. The supplies come in shades such as pastel pink, hot pink, magenta, and fuchsia.
A place card with the words “Be Kind” describes the dramatic play theme and provides a literacy opportunity.
A four-compartment disposable cup holder painted in a glorious pink hue holds cups or larger loose parts.
An inverted square egg carton lid also painted pink makes a nice-sized serving tray for cookie cutters and cut bun-shaped pool noodle pretend play food.
Note: A little red tempera paint mixed in with white produces a gorgeous pink hue. Painting the cardboard recyclable pieces is a fun activity for children to participate in either individually or as a small group.
Cutlery and disposable ice cubes are contained nicely in a small art caddy.
Heart-shaped game pieces, cookie cutters, and erasers add to the kindness theme.
Buttons, curlers, thinly sliced pool noodles, and an ice cube holder round out the supplies in the dramatic play center.
The accessories and loose parts in this super fun pink-themed play invitation offer opportunities for fine motor development, sorting, labeling shades of color, and imaginative play.
Variation of the Pink-themed Dramatic Play Set Up
With a few pink pieces exchanged for black, gold, and white-themed loose parts, the Pink Shirt Day dramatic play set up easily transitions to an eye-catching Barbie-inspired play kitchen theme. Since it is awards season for Barbie: The Movie, the tweaked play invitation fits perfectly.
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