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Boardmaker Downloads- Prop Box Play

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classroom shelf with prop boxes

Paula Blair designed these boards to encourage imaginative play in an area of her classroom she calls the Prop Boxes. Pictured here is how she stores play props in plastic milk crates and/or soft sided cube baskets from Target on a shelf. Children can choose a prop box at Work Time and explore the items inside. Adults facilitate language by modeling the use of the messages on the play boards.

beach props in a basket baby play props in a basket





Barber Shop / Beauty Salon




Carpentry / Painters / Construction Workers




Going to the Beach


Hospital / Doctor's Office


Princesses and Royalty







Activity Specific




Prop Box Play


Behavioral and Social






BELL Shared Reading


Home and Family


Schedules and Routines


BELL Phonological Awareness


Interactive Storybooks


Signs and Posters


Boardmaker PLUS Activities


Language Activities


Song Boards


Cheap Talk 8 Activities




Spanish Boards


Cheap Talk 8 Daily Routine


Nursery Rhymes


Story Symbols


Cheap Talk 8 Songs and Stories


Planning and Recall


Tech Speak Overlays


Choice Boards


Toy Bin Boards


Other downloads can be accessed through the Boardmaker Online site, a community for registered users to share their Boardmaker creations.