Prop Box

By Vanessa Rasmussen, © 2004, All rights reserved.

Prop boxes are used as an organization tool for materials in dramatic play areas. Prop boxes render the means to ensure that teachers have a readily available supply of ideas and material for the thematic centers. A prop box contains materials and equipment that encourage children to explore various roles.

Some of the characteristic of prop boxes:

It is vital that children be exposed to many opportunities to role play. You can help this along with providing a few basic elements conducive to creative and dramatic play in your home.

Following are some prop box ideas:

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