Dramatic Play Grocery Store Printables

The grocery store is a very familiar place to all young children which makes it the perfect choice for a dramatic play center in preschool or kindergarten. A grocery store dramatic play center can provide many natural literacy, math, and writing opportunities that support early learning standards.

The grocery store center can also be used to enhance a spring or farm theme, or use it in November to enhance your Thanksgiving theme.

dramatic play grocery store

I made a free printable for you to use in your grocery store center, keep reading to get your copy.

dramatic play grocery store apron

DIY Aprons for Grocery Store Employees

I created another apron similar to the one from the flower shop using printable transfer paper from the office supply store. This time I followed the directions more closely and it came out beautifully!

Free Printable Grocery Store Pretend Play Name Tags

No respectable grocery store would allow their employees to walk around without name tags so I created some free, printable name tags for you {see below}. Just print, cut, and place in plastic, clip-on badge holders from the office supply store. Students can write their names on the badges using vis-a-vis markers which wipe off easily with a baby wipe.

grocery store dramatic play shopping bag

Cloth Shopping Bags for Pretend Play

With Earth Day just around the corner you definitely don’t want to use plastic bags in your grocery store so I also made reusable shopping bags to match this set with more transfer paper.

Click on the picture below to download your free name tags!
printable grocery store play name tags

I have more pictures and free printables planned for the Grocery Store so stay tuned!

You can see more pictures or purchase the 36 page Grocery store kit here.
dramatic play grocery store printables

More Dramatic Play Resources
Dramatic Play Doctor’s Office
Dramatic Play Camping Theme
Dramatic Play Apple Orchard

Follow my Dramatic Play board on Pinterest for more great ideas!
Dramatic Play Pinterest Board

About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. This is such a great idea. This will help us use what we have and make it a little more fun too!

  2. Michelle says:

    What brand or where is the little cash register in the pictures from? I can’t find a good one.

    • Vanessa Levin says:

      Hi Michelle, I found it on super deep discount at Toys R Us. I will have to check the brand when I get home.

Printables for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers


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