I try my hardest to switch out our dramatic play center about every 2-3 weeks. Despite how exhausting/time consuming/stressful it can be. It probably wouldn't be that stressful to most people, but for some reason I feel the need to really carry the ideas all the way out.
This time last year, we actually did pumpkins AND THEN apples, because we were taking a field trip to a pumpkin patch. Therefore, our dramatic play area was a pumpkin patch. I was even brave enough to put a wagon in there!
This year, since we are doing apples first, I thought I would do an apple pie bakery. I already have a lot of fake apples, so I put them all out. Bought some pie tins, added plates, spatulas, rolling pins, and some empty spice containers.
I also made a dramatic play set similar to the one I made for a picnic. It includes menus, ordering cards, small item pictures, and some food word cards to be displayed.
Do you have a dramatic play area in your classroom? (probably only if you teach pre-school :) ) If so, do you do anything special for apples or change out the area much?
P.S. I added a touch of Halloween to my blog for the month of Oct. with a Halloween inspired background!
P.S.S. This set is now available for purchase in my TpT store and Teacher's Notebook Store