Let's Play Store Kit: Free Printables for Homeschoolers

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Hernandez, Beverly. "Let's Play Store Kit: Free Printables for Homeschoolers." ThoughtCo, Apr. 3, 2017, thoughtco.com/lets-play-store-kit-1832461. Hernandez, Beverly. (2017, April 3). Let's Play Store Kit: Free Printables for Homeschoolers. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/lets-play-store-kit-1832461 Hernandez, Beverly. "Let's Play Store Kit: Free Printables for Homeschoolers." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/lets-play-store-kit-1832461 (accessed September 21, 2017).
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Building Essential Developmental Skills

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Young children learn through play and pretend play builds essential developmental skills such as language and social skills, problem solving and information processing.

The Let's Play Store kit is a fun way to encourage pretend play in kids. Children love to pretend and playing store is often a favorite. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing store fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling and math, all while having fun.

Playing store helps children practice concepts such as:

  • Number recognition
  • Understanding currency denominations and value
  • Adding, subtracting, and making change
  • Writing skills
  • Social skills

To enhance play, save items such as empty cereal or cracker boxes, milk jugs, egg cartons and plastic containers for your child to use in his store. Consider purchasing a set of play money or make your own with paper and markers.

The Let's Play Store Kit also makes an inexpensive gift for kids to give to their friends. Print the pages and place them in a folder or notebook. You can also add other items to the gift, such as a toy cash register, an apron, play food or a shopping cart.

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Let's Play Store

Print the pdf: Let's Play Store Kit Cover

The Let's Play Store cover page can be used as the store sign or you can glue it to the front of a folder or insert it into a binder cover to store the pieces of the printable kit for later use.

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Let's Play Store - Receipts

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Print a few copies of the receipt page. Cut the pages apart,or allow your children to practice their fine motor skills by cutting the pages apart themselves, stack the receipt squares and staple them together to create a receipt pad. 

Children will practice handwriting, spelling and numerical skills as they write an item description and the purchase amount for each item sold in their store. They can then practice addition as they tally the total to provide their customers with an amount due.

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Let's Play Store - Today's Specials & Signs

Print the pdf: Let's Play Store - Today's Specials & Signs page

Children can practice writing dollar amounts and assigning value to products as they choose a price for common items such as apples and milk on the bottom portion of the page. They can choose their own sale item for the day and fill in the top portion. 

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Let's Play Store - Restroom Signs

Print the pdf: Let's Play Store - Restroom Signs

Every store needs a restroom! Just for fun, print these restroom signs to hang on the bathroom door(s) in your home. 

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Let's Play Store - Open & Closed Signs

Print the pdf: Let's Play Store - Open & Closed Signs

Is your store open or closed? Print this sign so your customers will know. For greater authenticity, print this page on card stock. Cut along the dotted line and glue the blank sides together.

Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the two top corners and tie each end of a piece of yarn to the holes so that the sign can be hung and flipped over to indicate if the store is open or closed.

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Let's Play Store - Coupons

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Everyone loves a bargain! Print coupons for your shoppers to use. The coupons will give your shopkeeper some fun subtraction practice or your preschool shoppers fine motor skills practice as they clip their coupons.

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Let's Play Store - Shopping Lists

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Young children can practice handwriting, spelling and list-making with these shopping list printables. You can also encourage critical thinking skills by asking them which ingredients they might need on their shopping list in order to make a favorite meal or snack.

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Let's Play Store - Price Tags

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Children can practice assigning dollar values to items and writing numbers in currency format with these blank price tags. Younger children can hone their fine motor skills cutting the price tags apart and using a hole punch to cut out the circle for attaching the tags to sale items.

For greater durability, print the price tags on card stock.