Pretend play, also known as imaginative play, is play that uses the imagination and develops a child’s social, language and cognitive skills. Kids love to play pretend. They especially love playing anything that allows them to be grown-up and do and act as grown-ups do. Take a look at these fun pretend play ideas for kids. Choose one from this list and customize it with your own idea. Your kids don’t need to go on fancy vacations to have fun. They can stay home and pretend play for days.