This unit is perfect for fostering pretend play skills, exposing children to language and literacy, and creating opportunities for perspective taking. This restaurant thematic unit would be great to implement in the preschool classroom, kindergarten classroom, clinical setting and/or at home. Make language and social skills fun by setting up the fun manipulatives, add pretend food, silverware, and enjoy creating a highly contextual learning environment.
• The children can custom make their own restaurant sign by coming up with and writing their restaurant name.
• Food Bucks can be used to buy food while playing restaurant.
• Labels can be put around jars/containers for props and added context.
• Name tags can be used to take on different characters during play.
• Manipulatives that can help learn food categories and sorting skills.
• Recipe cards that can be filled in by the children to help teach sequencing skills.
• Labels that can help organize materials and manipulatives.
• Menus and manipulatives for ordering food and drinks as well as teaching matching skills.
• Story and writing prompts to encourage writing and literacy.
• Open and closed signs for pretend play and contextual learning.
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