Preschool teacher Theresa Yarber built her very own Target store—in her classroom, that is!

Pretend play is a staple of the pre-k day. While most classrooms have a kid-sized kitchen or cubby filled with dress-up clothes, Yarber created a big red bullseye-themed space for her students to play in.

This isn’t the first creative playspace the teacher has created, but it’s certainly gotten the most attention. Yarber told Target’s A Bullseye View, “My goal as a teacher is to have the kids say they can’t wait to get to school because it’s so fun, and I knew this would be a great place to start.” She went on to add, ““I love Target and the kids love Target.”

So what does Yarber’s classroom Target store include? Along with Bullseye’s Playground, the teacher turned a shoebox into a price scanner, adding a red shopping cart and hung up red shirts for the pint-sized Target employees.

If you’re wondering what the kiddos thought of the awesome area, Yarber said, “A little girl put her dog in the cart, walked through the dollar bins with her grande latte and I was like, ‘Are you doing some shopping?” The completely creative teacher continued, “No, I’m just browsing.’ And that’s when it really came alive.” Yarber also added her own advice for creating the perfect pretend play experience: “Kids, imagination and a couple of everyday things. That’s all you need.”

—Erica Loop

Photos: Courtesy of Target

 

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