Recently my group enjoyed Laundry Day Dramatic Play as part of our Mother Goose Time “Bubbles Boats & Floats”. curriculum for May. This was a very simple dramatic play set up. I thought about making cardboard washers & dryers, etc, but you know, the simpler the better! I observed the boys putting clothing into the shallow tub on the table and then spinning it and making sound effects. Excellent! They have more imagination than I.
- baby clothing – some with snaps & zippers are great for fine motor/self help skills
- child sized clothing hangers
- play iron
- small baskets
- folding drying rack
- sensory bottles for detergent
Watch our video. My group was very engaged in this activity.
Laundry Day Dramatic Play
We also painted shirt shapes with clothespins & cotton balls:
More ideas for laundry day play:
Tom Sensori-Baby & clothes wash – this is a great one for outdoor play as well
Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Folding Cloths