Pretend Play Restaurant

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Teach Words

Playing restaurant involves complex thinking and vocabulary.

Help your child think about going out to eat, the menu, the server, the waiting for food.

Plan the Play

A great way to start is to write a MENU.

Help your child pick out the food and write up a menu. (Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apple Slices, Juice, Milk, Cookies, etc.)

Young kids can draw or cut out pictures.

Manila folders make great menus.

*Add prices to make it more challenging for older kids.

You’ll need a table, kitchen, notebook and pencil for server, pretend or real food and plates, utensils and napkins.

Plan the Roles

Pick JOBS. Who will be the server, customer, cook, *cashier for older kids?



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