13 Best Dress Up & Pretend Play

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Dress Up & Pretend Play in 2020


Liberty Imports [Set of 6] Dress Up Pretend Play Hats Helmets for Kids - Halloween Costume Role Play Variety Pack (Police, Fireman, Construction, SWAT, Cowboy, Army)

Liberty Imports [Set of 6] Dress Up Pretend Play Hats Helmets for Kids - Halloween Costume Role Play Variety Pack (Police, Fireman, Construction, SWAT, Cowboy, Army)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Variety Bundle Pack - Set of 6 Pretend Play Hats/Helmets
  • Includes: SWAT, Police, Camouflage Army, Fireman, Miner, Sheriff
  • Suitable-Sized Hats with Chin Straps That Fit Your Little One's Head
  • Realistic Durable Plastic Helmet/Hats That Hold From Year To Year
  • Great Bundle Pack for Halloween Role Play and Themed Parties. Awesome Value!

Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs)

Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Dress-up-and-play set with everything a child needs to look the part, plus exciting accessories to spur imaginative play
  • Includes jacket, helmet, badge, fire extinguisher, bullhorn, and reusable name tag
  • Bullhorn makes sound effects
  • High-quality materials ensure durability and safety
  • Machine washable jacket; accessories wipe clean

Click N' Play Pretend Play Cosmetic and Makeup Set with Floral Tote Bag

Click N' Play Pretend Play Cosmetic and Makeup Set with Floral Tote Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Kids friendly Cosmetic set with makeup and makeup brushes
  • Set includes; mirror, blush, eye shadow, lip gloss, real makeup brushes along a beautiful floral tote bag
  • Fake mess-free makeup that does not really apply to skin
  • This toy is a great way to encourage creative play and motor skill development
  • Child safe. Meets all USA standard requirements. Passed all tests

Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (7 pcs)

Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (7 pcs)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Dress-up-and-play set with everything a child needs to look the part, plus exciting accessories to spur imaginative play
  • Includes jacket, mask, stethoscope, reflex hammer, ear scope, syringe, and reusable name tag
  • Stethoscope makes sound effects
  • High-quality materials ensure durability and safety
  • Jacket and mask are machine washable

JaxoJoy Princess Beauty Set – Play Pretend Dress Up Jewelry Gift Set for Girls Includes Princess Tiara, Necklace, Earrings, Rings, Comb & Mirror – Recommended for Ages 3+

JaxoJoy Princess Beauty Set – Play Pretend Dress Up Jewelry Gift Set for Girls Includes Princess Tiara, Necklace, Earrings, Rings, Comb & Mirror – Recommended for Ages 3+
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Smarterbuy Toys Little Princess Dress Up Tiara with Step In Shoes Fashion Beauty Set for Girls

Smarterbuy Toys Little Princess Dress Up Tiara with Step In Shoes Fashion Beauty Set for Girls
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Little princess dress up costume accessories
  • Set includes 1 tiara with pink heart and two pairs of step in shoes, pink & purple
  • Great for pretend play, little girls birthday party or as a gift set
  • Prefect size for pre-school children, toddlers and kids ages 3+
  • For play use only

WATINC 46Pack Princess Pretend Jewelry Toy,Girl’s Jewelry Dress Up Play Set,Included Crowns, Necklaces,Wands, Rings,Earrings and Bracelets,46 Pack

WATINC 46Pack Princess Pretend Jewelry Toy,Girl’s Jewelry Dress Up Play Set,Included Crowns, Necklaces,Wands, Rings,Earrings and Bracelets,46 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Wooden Dress-Up Pretend Play Set (25+ pcs)

Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Wooden Dress-Up Pretend Play Set (25+ pcs)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Dress-up wooden magnetic figure set
  • Includes 1 wooden play figure and stand, plus 26 magnetic pieces of clothing and gear (firefighter, sperhero, knight, and more)
  • Sort the matching pieces or mix and match to make your own creations
  • Sturdy wooden storage tray
  • Promotes hand-eye coordination, creative expression, and imaginative play
  • WARNING: Choking Hazard - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Melissa & Doug Waitress Role Play, 3-6 Years

Melissa & Doug Waitress Role Play, 3-6 Years
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Complete dress-up-and-play set includes everything a child needs to look the part, plus exciting accessories to spur imaginative play.
  • Includes pink dress, cap, ready-to-personalize name tag, color-coordinated apron with oversize pockets, dry-erase order ticket and sturdy tray.
  • High-quality fabrics and construction ensure durability.
  • Machine-washable costume and wipe-clean accessories
  • One size fits ages 3--6.

PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box, Adjustable, No Duplication, Girl Pretend Play and Dress Up Rings (36 Jewel Ring)

PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box, Adjustable, No Duplication, Girl Pretend Play and Dress Up Rings (36 Jewel Ring)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • UNIQUE DESIGN--Designs of 36 Jewel rings that will make your daughters mesmerized. Usage of vibrant colors and gemstone designs, no duplication, shown as picture.
  • ADJUSTABLE IN NATURE--Metal ring. These rings are extremely adjustable according to the thickness of your finger. No more size and age related anxiety before initiating a purchase.
  • SAFE FOR KIDS--All the products have been tested and are safe for use by kids.
  • LOVE MEMORIES--They are packed in a box. Perfect for birthday goodie bags, pretend play and dress up rings, tea party, treasures box and more.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE--The box comes with a glue stick. If the rings take off, please use the lighter to ignite the glue stick, and then paste it again.

Melissa & Doug Construction Worker Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs)

Melissa & Doug Construction Worker Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Construction-worker costume with plastic tools and hard hat
  • High-quality fabrics and construction ensure durability
  • Includes vest with tool belt, hard hat, goggles, hammer, saw, and name tag for pencil personalization
  • Machine-washable costume and wipe-clean accessories
  • 17" x 21" x 5" packaged; Ages 3-6

Dress Up America Pretend Play Police Badge with Chain and Belt Clip

Dress Up America Pretend Play Police Badge with Chain and Belt Clip
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Product comes complete with: Badge
  • Special Police written on the metal badge
  • Badge is attached to a leather mount and a removable silver chain
  • Badge has a silver belt clip
  • Quality tested and ensured for maximum durability

Fashionista Girl Princess Dress Up and Role Play Collection Shoe set and Jewelry Boutique (12 Piece Dress up Set) Ages 3-10

Fashionista Girl Princess Dress Up and Role Play Collection Shoe set and Jewelry Boutique (12 Piece Dress up Set) Ages 3-10
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Build a Castle Toy for Pretend Play

Many young boys and girls love the old days of knights and princesses, castles and dragons. To help them experience it even more, you might like to build a castle toy together.

Materials Needed for Castle Toy

To create this fun castle toy, you must first start with some lightweight balsa wood. It should be sturdy enough to form walls that will stand up. You can usually find this at craft stores. You will also want sandpaper, wood glue or a hot glue gun, and paint. It is a good idea to have a piece of white fabric about 3 feet square as well. This will serve as the base mat for the castle toy.

Creating the Castle Toy Base Mat

You can start your creation by painting the piece of white fabric for the base mat. This will provide the ground under and around your castle. First, measure out the size of the castle you want and paint the inside of that with grey to simulate the castle's stone floor. You may paint cobblestones if you would like.

Outside the proposed castle walls, you will want to paint some dirt, grass, and stones. You might want to ring the castle with a blue water moat complete with colorful fish. On one side of the castle toy base mat, you can paint a cobblestone or dirt path winding away from the castle.

Build the Castle Toy

The basic castle shape is a square or rectangle. You should paint all the wood pieces with your base color, such as stone grey, before assembling it. To make the castle base, you will want four pieces of wood approximately six inches tall by fifteen inches long. Attach these at the corners to form the outside castle walls.

The next step is creating the towers or turrets at all four corners. These should be corners constructed of wood that is about ten to twelve inches tall and has the square notches on the top that are traditional for castles. These will be glued on to the corners of the castle walls.

To make places for your knights and princesses to stand, you will want to make walkways down the inside edges of the castle walls and at the top of the corner towers. Simply attach flat pieces of wood to the inside like small shelves.

Decorate the Castle Toy

After you have constructed the castle toy and all painted details have been added, you might want to add some things that will really make the toy realistic. You can construct a simple drawbridge with a piece of wood and some string on each side to open and close it. You can add pennants or flags from the towers. Creating accessories like guard posts, wagons, and toy crates and barrels is another great idea. Populate the toy castle with miniature knights, princesses, and people and your child is set up for hours of pretend play fun.

Building a pretend play castle toy will increase your children's enjoyment of these great days in history. It will be easy for them to imagine themselves a beautiful princess or a brave knight as they build and explore their own little medieval, fantasy world. Building a castle toy for pretend play will excite their imaginations.

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