Create a DIY Flower Shop Dramatic Play Center

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Around Valentine’s Day, I got John to make us this stand.  I really wanted it for a Free Kisses Photo Booth for Henry’s 4 month pictures.  It’s kind of big and heavy to move, but I thought it would be fun to do something different with it every month.  Since it’s springtime and Mother’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun to create a dramatic play flower shop for the kids.  Since we have been busy setting up for the garage sale and luckily it has been really nice out, so we took it outside for the kids to play in.  They are loving that because even though they have plenty of flowers to play with, they had to add in fresh picked dandelions.

Kids Flower ShopWe had a lot of the things for our flower shop already in the house.  Here are the things we included:

  • Flowers
  • Watering Can
  • Cash Register
  • Shopping Basket
  • Seeds
  • Dirt
  • Shovels
  • Price Tags
  • Phone
  • Order Slips
  • Clipboard to hold order slips
  • Price Chart
  • Planting Station
  • Mother’s Day Special Sign
  • Styrofoam to Hold Flowers
  • Vases

Sam's Club Sunny D in storeI have a ton of vases, but I can’t really give them a bunch of glass vases to play with.  The kids spotted the end cap display of SunnyD on Rollback for $5.38.  It just so happens to be one of my favorites, so we picked up a 24 count pack.  Since we also love to reuse products,  I figured the empty containers would be perfect flower vases.  We got to work on drinking some SunnyD while we were setting up the garage sale and playing in the sun.  Later that day, we got to work turning our empty bottles into colorful vases for the flower shop.  Head over to Sam’s Club and pick up some SunnyD and find out

Vase Supplies


Step 1:  Put some happy in your day and drink some SunnyD.

SunnyD Remove CapsStep 2:  Remove caps and labels.

Step 3:  Choose your colors.  We like using some of my scrapbook paper to make extra fun vases.

Measure 2 inchesMeasure 7Step 4:  Measure paper to fit bottle.

Step 5:  Cut paper.  2 inches by 7 inches

Cut stripsStep 6:  Glue paper to empty SunnyD bottle.

Kids Flower ShopStep 7:  Decorate {Optional} with buttons, flowers, ribbons, or anything else.Kids Flower ShopStep 8:  Fill with flowers.  Optional:  You can add a small circle of styrofoam to bottom of bottle to hold flowers more upright if desired.

Kids Flower Shop

Each bottle to vase transformation only takes a few minutes.  Not only do they make a great addition to our flower shop, but they also make adorable centerpieces for a brunch.

Kids Flower Shop

The flower shop is a great time to teach the kids about how plants grow and what they need to grow.  While we used mostly fake flowers, we planted some real flowers as a chance to learn and watch them grow.

Order SheetKids Flower ShopThe order forms are great practice for them to count items.  We made up some cards to send with the flower bouquets.  After laminating them so they can be reused, Maggie loves writing names on them.  We made up some price tags so that the shoppers know how much the flowers cost.  They are also perfect for the kids to match the flowers to the right price and learn to identify different flowers.

Kids Flower Shop

Kids Flower ShopKids Flower ShopKids Flower ShopBecause certain holidays are really big days for flower deliveries, we even made up some specials for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

Kids Flower ShopKids Flower Shop Specials

You guys – I have never received so many flower bouquets before!  I have been getting flowers almost ever hour.  How lucky could I possibly be to have so many beautiful flowers delivered to my door again and again?!  To access these FREE printables, sign up for my newsletter below.  {If you do not receive the downloads quickly, please email me so I can resend}.

Did we forget anything in our flower shop?  What should we make with our little stand next?  I know at some point it will be a fruit and vegetable stand, but what else should we do with it this summer?

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