In The Market Activity For Preschoolers: Cloth Store

In The Market Activity For Preschoolers: Cloth Store

Does your child love to pretend play? Well, we bring to you a fun activity where your can engage your little on in setting up their own cloth store. And what’s more? They are going to make their own clothes for the pretend stall by recycling used clothes. Take a quick look at the in the market cloth store activity video below and get started.

Parental Involvement: High

Duration: 30 minutes

Skills Acquired: Sensory, Symbolic Play, Creativity


  • Used  clothes
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Sketch pens
  • A pair of scissors
  • String
  • Clothespins

Instructions For In The Market Cloth Store Activity

  • Take out a clean piece of an old cloth. (We used a couple of fabric bags.)
  • Using a sketch pen, draw the outlines of the clothes such as shirt, a pair of trousers, a skirt, etc.
  • Encourage your child to colour the clothes in any manner — finger-paint, finger-print, use small items to make patterns, etc.
  • Once dry, cut the pretend clothes out. Pin up them up on a string using clothespins.

Ta-da, the pretend cloth store is now ready!

Engage your preschooler in a fun pretend play where the play the role of the vendor and you are the buyer.  Encourage them fix the price for each pretend attire.

As your child finger-prints and finger-paints on the pretend clothes, they are exposed to a unique tactile experience. Pretend play tickles their creativity and imagination, apart from improving their communication.

Activity done by Vishwajeet