FREE pretend play grocery store printables that make playtime for kids. Print 8 different free grocery store printables so your kids can play grocery store and us their creativity and imagination!
Do your kids love playing grocery store?
There’s something magical about small toy boxes of cereal and adorable little cans of tuna fish that keep my kids busy for hours.
Can you guess what they’re playing with right now upstairs? 😉
FREE Pretend Play Grocery Store Printables
I’m sharing some FREE grocery store printables for kids to help your little ones explore, discover, and imagine.
What are the Grocery Store Printables?
Here’s what’s included in the free printables-
- name tags for the employees (store clerk, manager, etc.)
- store open and closed signs
- signs for different departments of the grocery store- produce, deli, meat, dry goods, and bakery
Why Is Pretend Play Important for Kids?
As a former kindergarten teacher, I know how important it is for kids to explore their world around them and to use their knowledge and prior experiences in self-directed play.
What seems like just fun playtime to us adults is actually an important part of their learning and growth!
When my six-year-old and three-year-old play grocery store together, for example, they are pulling upon their prior experience and knowledge to emulate what a grocery store looks like, how store workers behave, and what they should say to teach other.
They are also using their imaginations and problem-solving skills in dealing with each other as employee and customer.
Our Favorite Grocery Store Toys
Our family are big Melissa & Doug fans- we have quite a collection of their wood toys!
Their wood food toys are definitely our favorites.
My kids use one of their bookshelves and their metal shoe shelf to create their “store.”
I love listening to all of the conversations and scenarios from the other room.
I gave them all the printables and some tape and let them go for it!
My daughter’s favorite is the felt sandwich set, because it came with a free order card with check boxes, words, and photos of each item.
She likes to use a dry erase pen to check off the box when she takes our sandwich order.
My kids have spent many hours already playing and using their imaginations, which I love!
How to Get the FREE Printables
Just press on the item below that you would like to print!
You will be taken directly to that sign.
Print any of the signs that you would like to use.
I gave my kids the tape, the signs, the food, and then let them get creative.
It doesn’t take much to get kids thinking and using their imaginations, which is always a much better option than letting them sit in front of the tv for hours.
So what toys can your kids not live without?
This pretend play grocery store printables post was updated in June 2021 and was originally posted in October 2014.