Early Learning Resources EYFS Role-Play Resources, Signs and Posters

Role-Play Resources

Role-play is an essential part of a child’s creative development (as expressed in the Early Years Foundation Stage). This section contains lots of printable role-play resources that will help to inspire socio-dramatic and free-flow play within your early years setting. They are really useful when trying to respond to the individual interests of children on any particular day. We have role-play resources on a variety of popular early years themes from an Airport and bus station to a post office and a zoo. So whatever the children in your setting decide they want to role-play we should have something that will help you to create an immediate impression of that scenario and that will also serve as a valuable literacy aid. We also have a huge collection of beautifully designed role-play masks. If there are any other role-play resources that you would like to see added to this section then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Post Office Role-Play

Post office themed role play resources. Features a large sign, price list and various poster that you would find in a post office such as passport application and car tax adverts.

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Generic shop role play resources. Features a collection of versatile printable resources (such as sale and special offer posters, open and closed signs etc) that can be used in numerous role-play scenarios.

Travel agency EYFS roleplay resources

Travel Agency

Travel agency role play resources. Features a Travel agency sign, editable airline tickets, a world map and adverts for various holiday destinations.

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Optician / Eye Doctor

Optician / eye doctor themed role play resources. Includes an optician’s sign, an eye test chart and various adverts for glasses, contact lenses etc.

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Hair & Beauty Salon

Hair and beauty themed role play resources. Includes a hairdressers sign and an editable price list .

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Garage Role-Play

Garage themed role play resources. Includes a garage and car wash sign and various other resources you might find in a garage including posters advertising MOTs, new tyres etc.

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Pet Shop Role-Play

Pet shop themed role play resources, ideal for encouraging the pupils in your early years setting or classrooms to use their imaginations.

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Clothes / Shoe Shop

Clothes & shoe shop themed role play resources. Includes sale posters, display signs, editable posters advertising products etc.

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Role-Play Masks & Puppets

A collection of printable role-play masks ideal to encourage socio-dramatic play in your early years setting. The collection includes wild animals, farmyard animals, jungle animals, pets and minibeasts.

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Hospital Role-Play

Hospital themed resources, ideal for encourage imaginative role-play in your early years setting or KS1 classroom.

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Fire Station Role-Play

Fire station themed resources, perfect for using in your classroom or early years setting to encourage role-play.

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Zoo Role-Play

Zoo themed role play resources. Includes various role-play animal masks as well as an editable zoo ticket and zoo poster.

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Train Station

A collection of train station role-play resources. Includes: a large train station banner, a train ticket template and some editable posters advertising various train journeys and special offers.

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Bus Station

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) bus station themed resources, ideal for role-play scenarios.

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Police Station Role-Play

Police Station themed role-play resources, ideal for encouraging the children in your classroom or early years setting to get involved with the 'people who help us' topic and choose their favourite role.

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Airport Role-Play

A collection of Airport themed role-play resources, ideal for using with KS1 pupils in your classroom or in your early years setting.

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Vet Role-Play

A collection of veterinary themed role play resource, ideal for using in your KS1 classroom or early years setting (EYFS).

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Farm Shop

Farm shop themed early years resources, ideal for using in your classroom or early years setting to encourage role-play.

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Dental Surgery

A collection of dental surgery role-play teaching resources, including posters, signs and other resources. Perfect for using in your classroom or early years setting.

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Doctor’s Surgery

A collection of early years/KS1 doctor’s surgery role-play resources to use in your early years setting or classroom.


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