The Bakery Dramatic Play Center will help your students apply their budding reading, writing and math skills to their play time. The kit includes signs, order slips, and recipes and more.
Not only will your students practice their social skills and organizational skills, they will also have the opportunity to apply academics as they play:
-reading the signs (welcome, open/closed, list of baked goods)
-using the words on the shelf labels during clean-up
-reading and recording orders
-writing bakery recipes, reviews and requests
-discussing colors and quantities (numbers) of items ordered
Many materials you will need for a Bakery can be found in your classroom kitchen, or obtained easily at a second-hand store. You will also want baked goods - either plastic or homemade. This kit includes templates and detailed directions for making cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls, donuts and gingerbread cookies using primarily felt and lightweight cardboard.
This kit also has tags for the employees and customers in the shop, rules with picture cues, wall posters listing the baked goods, and a cover/pages for a class book. There are also matching order pads, available in color or black and white. Students will have the opportunity to write their own recipes on the bakery-themed recipe cards, write reviews of the baked goods, and write up special requests for the bakers.
I have also added suggestions for organizing your dramatic play area in ways that will help students to be independent while using it and during clean-up! A key part of this organization is shelf labels with words and pictures - indicating where to place baked goods and kitchen utensils.
Finally, the kit includes matching games for colors and counting (0-5 and 6-10), as well as related practice pages. Everything in this kit will help your bakery run smoothly, while encouraging your students to extend the learning they are already doing in your classroom!
This kit is part of a series of dramatic play centers that incorporate authentic opportunities for reading, writing and math. Do you want to see more? Look here!
This kit is also part of the Dramatic Play Centers Bundle #1
and the Growing Mega-Bundle of Dramatic Play Centers.
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