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Grocery Store

Overview: 

Based on student interest or a unit on money, the teacher and students collaborate to create a grocery store.

Implementation:

  1. The class brainstorms the materials needed to create a grocery store. Some guiding questions may be:
    - “What would we be selling in our grocery store?”
    - “What would we need in our grocery store? What kind of signs would we need to help our customers?”
     

  2. The teacher provides students with some materials to create the signs and props (i.e. money) needed for the grocery store. Students may also contribute various recyclable materials (i.e. empty cereal boxes, empty ice cream containers etc.)  from home to add to the centre as props.
     

  3. During play, students take on various roles (i.e. cashier, customer).


Suggested Resources:

student-size tables and chairs, cardboard and construction paper to create cash register, supermarket fliers, recyclable materials (i.e., empty cereal boxes, empty ice cream containers, empty cake mix boxes, empty milk cartons, empty egg cartons, etc.), cardboard and string to create shopping baskets, student-created money

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