Pretend Play – Grocery Store

For B’s 3rd birthday, we built him this pretend play grocery store. This awesome DIY pretend play store is easy to make and will provide hours of pretend play.
pretend play grocery store

We used two shoe organizers (turned on their sides) for the bottom, a piece of shelf we stumbled upon at Lowes for the counter ($9.99) and shoe bins ($1 each) to organize the food.

A few extra special details are the hooks on the side for bags, price tags, a hat and nametag, and a sign (not shown). Hours of fun for a small price!

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  • Reply Raising a Happy Child

    This is awesome! This grocery store looks so professional, and the cost is so low. Very inventive!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Miller Moments

    great idea!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Our Country Road

    What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Kim @ seven thirty three

    Thanks for stopping by today!

    I would love for you to come back on Thursday and link up to my What are little boys made of? Weekly Round Up!

    seven thirty three – – – a creative blog

    March 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Alison

    This is so clever!! We have a little shopping cart already, just need the store!! Thanks for sharing.


    March 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    There are so many ways you will be able to use this! How cool!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Jenn

    How clever is this? I LOVE it. The fact that everything is in a bin that I can put a lid on & pack away makes it perfect for us since we only live in a small townhouse. Plus, it would go perfect with the stove I made for my son. Once I stock up on play food for him I am definitely doing this. Thanks for the awesome idea & for linking up today!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Mari-Ann

    Oh what fun! Great job, I’m sure your little one will enjoy it!!

    March 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply jennwa

    I love that. Grocery shopping play is always fun.

    Thanks for linking such a fun idea.

    March 19, 2010 at 2:39 am
  • Reply Mama to 3 Blessings

    Very cute – what a great idea! I wish I had the room! You did a nice job!

    March 19, 2010 at 11:07 am
  • Reply katherinemarie

    I think this is FANTASTIC!!!! Your birthday sweetheart will enjoy YEARS of FUN with this. I’m making a play office now and a store is next on my list– if only we all had an entire HOUSE to dedicate to imaginary PLAY! THANKS for sharing.

    March 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Crunchy and Green

    What a great idea customized just for you little guy and inexpensive, too!

    March 22, 2010 at 1:33 am
  • Reply Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging

    Great idea! I’m sure he loves it!

    March 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply familyofthree

    How easy and fun! And you know, I think the more “creative” set-ups like this are truly more fun and imaginative for our kids! 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm
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