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In honor of Farmer’s Day, why not put together a prop box? Prop boxes are boxes of props designed for dramatic play which are built around a specific theme. Here are some ideas for a Farmer Prop Box:
- straw hat
- seed packets
- watering can
- gardening tools
- outdoor area for digging or a tub indoors filled with dirt or sand
- This is a basic idea for a crop-oriented farm. You could also talk to kids about ideas for a farm with animals.
- Also consider what kinds of machinery might be needed for a farm.
- Talk to them about other kinds of farms.
- You could also investigate how farming is different in different parts of the world.
General Directions for Prop Boxes:
- Prop boxes are items grouped together by a theme to allow children to pretend. They can be used as specific activities or put out during free time.
- The materials listed above are merely suggestions. You may come up with additional ideas and leave some of these materials out.
- The boxes that hold 10 reams of computer paper/typing paper are a nice size for prop boxes. They can be covered with nice contact paper to make them more attractive.
- You might also consider a creative way of putting all the prop box materials into something that fits the theme.
Source(s): See Toolbox Training book 100 Drama Activities for Kids (activities A1-A23) for other ideas for prop boxes.
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