- small tables and chairs
- cash register
- play money
- pads of paper
- pretend kitchen area
- pretend food
- plates and utensils
- posters of food
- basket of books about food and nutrition
- Set up your area to resemble a restaurant. Add the materials from the above list.
- Introduce the children to words such as "menu," "order," "cook," "waitress," "waiter," and "tips."
- Sit in the "restaurant" and let the children serve you. Take turns and wait on them as well.