Since most children would love to purchase many different pets, nothing beats playing pretend pet store. The children can be pet store owners or shop for all the pretend pets they would like. It also makes excellent use of all those stuffed animals kids have around the house.
This last time the kids played they separated the shop by sorting the stuffed animals grouping them together. There was a self service feeding station where you could scoop “pet food” (actually colored macaroni from a sensory bin) into pet food bags from Playing Pretend – Animal. This area was a huge hit and the younger set pretty much scooped “food” the entire time.
The kids hung price tags from many of the pets. The printable receipts from Playing Pretend – Animal was also lots of fun.