Pretend play is a great way to engage with your children. I love this police set because it had my son creating new and exciting storylines each time we played.
Part of learning and exploring new things is also letting your child use their imagination as well. This pretend play set does just that! It allows your child to act as though they’re a police officer and in turn learn about it as well!
We had so much fun playing with this set and I’m sure your family will enjoy this too!
If you like this pretend play set, make certain to check out this fun Farm Sensory Bin as well.
Printable Pretend Play Police Set
Not only is this imagination pretend and play set simple to print but it also is one that you can print over and over again as well!
I tend to prefer to use index paper to print the badge, ID, and the front and back of the police book. I then laminated those items for long term use. (You’ll want to do this as well as little hands tend to bend things easily!)
For the masks, I just printed them on index paper. You could also laminate those as well, but so far the index paper has held up well to lots of play!
I used simple children’s headbands for the string to hold the masks on. This also allowed the mask to fit adults as well. I just cut the headband at one section and then hot glued each end to either side of the mask.
Why is pretend play important?
It’s important because it allows your child to utilize their minds and have fun! It also shows them that if they can dream it, they just might be able to become it or make it happen as well. Pretend play has also been shown to help with emotional growth as well as social growth, too.
How do you pretend to play?
More than likely, your child will want you to join in on the fun, too. But maybe you aren’t quite sure about pretend play? No worries. We all have the ability to join in on the fun. Make up fun stories or talk to them about different outcomes. Even better, ask them what they want you to do.
Anything that you can do to engage with them is going to make that imaginative experience all that more memorable!