You’ll need more than one person for this activity so have your child invite a friend, sister or brother to play restaurant.
If you have a play kitchen, this can be played over and over, with the kids doing different jobs.
If not, today’s lunch can be the restaurant with you as cook and your child as server.
1. Create a menu
Help your child pick out the food and write up a menu. (Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apple Slices, Juice, Milk, Cookies, etc.) Young kids can draw or use magazine pictures instead of writing the words. Use a manilla folder if you have one.
*Add prices to make it more challenging for older kids.
2. Delegate jobs: server, customer, cook, *cashier for older kids
3. Set up: table, kitchen, notebook and pencil for server.
4. Order, cook, eat, pay. Repeat for more fun and learning. (Reading the menu counts as reading.)