A Shopping We Will Go

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What you will need

  • Aprons
  • Plastic food models or food pictures
  • Cash drawer, play cash register, or cigar box
  • Play money
  • Shopping bags (paper or plastic)

Words you can use

  1. Shop
  2. Money
  3. More
  4. Aisle
  5. Like
  6. Store
  7. Owner
  8. Fruits
  9. Milk
  10. Yogurt
  11. Other food words
  12. Napkins
  13. Toilet paper
  14. Soap
  15. Laundry detergent
  16. Other nonfood words
  17. Bag
  18. Plastic
  19. Truck Shopper
  20. Amounts of money
  21. Grocery
  22. Taste
  23. Supermarket
  24. Buy
  25. Dislike
  26. Manager
  27. Vegetables
  28. Meat
  29. Eggs
  30. Paper cups
  31. Shampoo
  32. Paper
  33. Delivery
  34. Customer

What to do

Encourage the children to play the roles of the storeowners, employees, and shoppers.

If necessary, facilitate their play by providing materials for the store or by acting as a shopper.

The children will shop, ask for certain foods, and go through the "checkout counter." Let them select the roles that they will play, and let the activity evolve as the childrendesire.

While shopping the children will use description language as they communicate what they want (both food and nonfood items) and how much they need.

Play money and a cash register enrich this activity and add an additional stimulus for both receptive and expressive language.

If appropriate, add the roles of the farmer, delivery person, etc.

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