Dressing Up Role Play

Children enjoy dressing up as part of their role play, and this activity will encourage children to make their own choices. It will also assist in their fine motor skills development with the ability to dress themselves and becoming more independent.

You will need:

  • A range of dressing up clothes
  • Mirror
  • Dressing up accessories such as hats and glasses


Set up a mirror in the home corner and provide children with a wide range of dressing up clothes and accessories. Allow children to make their own choices and encourage them to try dressing themselves, giving them assistance when needed. Leaving this out for children to use during their role play will help to develop their fine motor skills as they will be getting practice at doing up poppers, buttons, zips and laces. This in turn will encourage them to become more independent and confident.

Younger children will also learn the names of the different clothes and accessories as they play.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Personal and Social development
  • Physical development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills
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  1. Hi, I think your idea for role play area is fantastic and I think it is really educational for young children, so thank you very much.

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