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Tickle Trunk

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Follow these suggestions to set up a costume trunk. It will enhance your preschooler's dramatic play.


Materials

  • Empty trunk or large box
  • Adult clothes and props

Directions

  1. You can encourage your child's dramatic play by setting up a Tickle Trunk full of props for him.
  2. Fill a trunk or box with adult clothes, shoes, hats, scarves, gloves, and costume jewelry to use for dress-up.
  3. Old suits are great, as are Hawaiian shirts, vests, baseball hats, wigs, boots, and slippers (for girls, include old bridesmaid dresses, costume jewelry, nightgowns, and purses).
  4. Great items can be found at garage sales or local thrift shops.
  5. A Tickle Trunk will be an invaluable part of your child's dramatic play and items can be added for years.

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