Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Pizzaria

One of my favorite dramatic play areas is the pizzeria. Set up consists of a few basic props and it is hours of language development, writing, math skills and fun! One corner houses a phone, (for phone orders), a cash register and an order pad.
I cut toppings out of paper which have lasted several years, unlaminated. (I coached the kids to be careful) They are sorted into pie tins. This provides sorting practices. I use large corrugated cardboard circles as the base of the pizza.

I made some very simple menus to help with environmental print and language development.

And of course, no restaurant would be complete without a seating area!