imaginations soar with pretend play

What do they want to be? A queen? A doctor? A chef? With their imaginations, there’s a way to combine all three! The power of pretend play is as limitless as their imaginations. They have the power to craft worlds big and small, wander and explore and get lost in their noggins—which helps them to discover all new things about what they like and maybe, just maybe, want to do when they grow up. So take a look at some of these pretend play costumes and playsets below, because you never know what new worlds they’ll open!

Doctor Role Play Costume — Melissa & Doug
Doctor Role Play Costume — Melissa & Doug

Many kids want to be a doctor when they grow up. Give them a little practice with the Doctor Role Play Costume, a high-quality set that comes with a doctor’s jacket, mask, stethoscope, reflex hammer, ear scope, syringe and name tag for your little MD. Place the stethoscope to the patient and hear realistic sound effects. Test their reflexes with the reflex hammer and give them a dose of pretend play with the syringe. The first step to becoming a successful doctor is to understand the concepts they need to make their dreams a reality. The Doctor Role Play Costume comes with the essentials they need to start on a journey of becoming a real-life doctor.

Handyman Workbench — Step2
Handyman Workbench — Step2

Over 30 pieces give kids the chance to craft loads of playtime fun! The Handyman Workbench features so many ways to keep them workin’ hard, like a saw, drill, hammer, screwdriver, screws and realistic foam wood. The workbench provides a lot of space to explore and create with their imaginations and includes a peg board with hanging clips to store all of their tools. Store their creations in the bins or just keep ’em on the table for a little break. The Handyman Workbench is a great way to introduce them into crafting and building while they have a great time!

DC Super Hero Girls Premium Wonder Woman Child Costume — Princess Paradise
DC Super Hero Girls Premium Wonder Woman Child Costume — Princess Paradise

Never fear—superhero pretend play is here! The Princess Paradise DC Super Hero Girls Premium Wonder Woman Child Costume lets any kid live out the heroic adventures of Wonder Woman. It comes with a top attached with belt and rope, leggings, headband, cuffs and shoe covers. When there’s trouble afoot, they can take it head-on with a likeness to the Amazonian princess who fights for justice. Hurry! Don’t give baddies one more second to get away with their evil deeds.

Frozen 2 Elsa Travel Dress — Disney
Frozen 2 Elsa Travel Dress — Disney

For adventures in Arendelle or faraway lands, a queen must always look her best. The Frozen 2 Elsa Travel Dress is a perfect way to play out their favorite scenes from the epic sequel. The Elsa Travel Dress is inspired from the iconic outfit she wears in Frozen 2, featuring details like a glittery, frosty trim and an ice crystal winged cape. When it’s time to play dress up and there’s just nobody else they’d rather be than Elsa, the Frozen 2 Elsa Travel Dress is a perfect way to capture all the fun from the film and let them explore their imaginations.

Disney Princess Style Collection Hair Travel Tote
Disney Princess Style Collection Hair Travel Tote

Now that they’re all dressed up, they need a glamorous hairstyle to match their fairytale look. The nine-piece Disney Princess Style Collection Hair Travel Tote includes everything they need to make ’em even more stylish, like a brush, blow dryer, flat iron, concentrator and diffuser. When it’s time to take the play on the road, they can store all of their hair styling tools inside the tote with luggage tag and label. Whether they’re at home or it’s time to go, they’ll be ready for a day of glamorous fun!

Stainless Steel Pots and Pans — Melissa & Doug
Stainless Steel Pots and Pans — Melissa & Doug

Some kids don’t want to play dress up, they’d rather get to work crafting an imaginary meal from the heart. If that sounds like a kiddo in your life, give ’em the Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set. They’ll be able to prepare all kinds of yummy dishes with a colander, pot with lid, two pans, two wooden utensils and rack to store everything in. If they already have a kitchen playset, this is the perfect addition for realistic play. Even if they don’t, they are a great way to introduce kids to cooking—or they can always just flip the pots and pans over and play them like instruments!

Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection — Melissa & Doug
Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection — Melissa & Doug

How can they cook without all the proper ingredients? Don’t worry, the Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection has them covered! Take a trip to the store and get everything they need to make the perfect meal, like rice, broccoli, linguini, cake mix and more. The 70-piece set also includes a magazine rack with lip balm, a granola bar, gum and more. When they’ve paid using the play money, they can place all of their goodies into a cloth shopping bag and head on home for some cooking pretend play. Bon appétit!

Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter — Melissa & Doug
Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter — Melissa & Doug

Whew! They got all the ingredients together, cooked up a storm and made the best darn imaginary meal you’ve ever tasted. How do you keep the play goin’ after that? Just grab a big ol’ scoop of their favorite flavors from the Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter. They’ll have lots of treats to choose from in this 28-piece playset, like eight ice cream scoops, six toppings, two cones and a cup. Let them serve up the play with a scooper, tongs and wooden spoon then enjoy a tasty end to a day full of pretend play.