- Creative Play Career Role Ideas
Don’t banish your old Halloween costumes to the back of the closet this year. Use those old Halloween costumes to encourage education and creative role playing year round.
Below is a list of ideas to help your children transform into their career roles.
Firefighter: Recruit your children to help wash your car and pretend it’s on “fire!” Have your child get out the flames by controlling the hose and putting out the bubbles!
Server: It’s dinner time. Have your kids set the table, take everyone’s’ orders and serve. Make sure to leave a tip! Paper and pen is a must so you don’t forget the order!
Soldier: Top secret missions make this play like hide and seek! Rake up the leaves to create a hide-a-way, patrol the grounds, and chase enemies away. Old cell phones work great as pretend walkie talkies!
Police officer: Set up a traffic course outside using sidewalk chalk and monitor bikes, roller blades, and pedestrians! Issue tickets to speedy riders and people who break the rules!
Nurse/Doctor: Band-Aids anyone? Teddy bear has a boo boo! Don’t forget the sticker and sucker for a check-up well done
Teacher: Lead stuff animals and friends in a round of ABC’s or simple math drills. Don’t forget to raise your hand if you know the answer!
Artist: Set up easels to create an instant art show of your child’s art work! Don’t forget name tags and be sure to serve hors d’oeuvres!
Sanitation worker: It’s garbage night again! Why not dress the part and help clean up by collecting the trash around the house.