Living in Alberta, Canada, it seems a little late to feature a fall activity post. The leaves have almost completely blown off the trees, by fierce winds that seem determined to knock every last one to the ground. But although fall has nearly left us, we are not ready to leave it behind. So here’s one last colorful autumn post…an inviting fall tablescape pretend play center.
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Fall colors, leaves, and animals feature prominently in this list of gathered supplies:
- leaf-themed paper plates
- green, yellow, and orange forks and spoons
- fall cupcake liners
- orange ice cube tray
- bowl with owl, leaf, acorn, and apple game pieces
- jar with yellow, orange and red felt balls
- container with leaf, acorn, pumpkin, and diamond gems
- felt animal decorations
- orange artificial flower sprig
- artificial sunflower heads
- large felt maple leaf
- muffin pan
- cookie sheet
- potholder and spatula
The Fall Tablescape Pretend Play Setup
The list of supplies seems long, but this play tablescape is quick and easy to set up. I started out by setting out the red maple leaf and vase with flowers. Next, I added the plates and cutlery. Then I added the rest of the supplies.
Loose parts such as gems, felt balls, and game pieces allow children to use their imagination. Little learners love incorporating them in pretend play. For instance, wouldn’t the felt animal decorations make super fancy cookies?
Can you think of anything I’ve forgotten to set out on the table? It’s fall-themed cups! I didn’t realize they were missing until after I had taken all the pictures.
Little learners relish playing with seasonal accessories. And it’s especially fun to see their excited response the first day they notice a new play kitchen theme.
View this Fall Play Tablescape as a video.
Related: Kids’ Winter Wonderland Tablescape
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