empty food cartons and cans
fruits and vegetables
boxes or baskets
paper and markers for labels
1. Bring empty food cartons and cans, fruits and vegetables, and boxes to a
large or small group setting.
2. Ask the children to decide how the food should be grouped (or sorted) for
display on supermarket shelves. Accept the criteria from the children, such as
color, shape, texture, and food group.
3. Help the children make labels for the baskets or boxes so that they now
where to put the materials during clean-up time.
4. Add all the materials to the dramatic play area for a supermarket theme.