Healthy Food Market
Supplies and Preparation
- Variety of tooth healthy pretend foods or real packages (apples, bananas, carrots, broccoli, oranges, cheese, whole grain breads, rice, beans).
- Grocery carts.
- Shopping bags.
- Play money.
- Cash register.
- Paper and pencils for shopping lists.
- Signs for items and prices.
Encourage children to help you develop a new dramatic play center that is set up like a store or farmer’s market.
Take a walk or a field trip to a farmer’s market or store and have children draw or take pictures of healthy foods and how they are displayed. Help children create food labels and price signs based on their research.