old home and cooking magazines
pretend food, dishes, and so on
toy cash register
1. Help the children make pretend menus by folding construction paper in half,
gluing on pictures of food, and writing the names of items and prices.
2. Set up your Dramatic Play area with a table for customers, pretend food,
dishes, aprons for waiters/waitresses, cooking toys on the stove, and so on.
3. Let the children take turns playing the different roles such as customers
ordering food, cook preparing the meals, waiters/waitresses taking orders and
serving food, cashier, and so on.