Running a Restaurant

What started as a small dramatic play game grew to incorporate almost everyone on Tuesday, becoming a whole restaurant with servers, chefs, customers, an ever-growing menu selection, and the invention of money. After some modeling of how to make a dollar bill with the number 1 at each corner, the kids divided up to do their various jobs while the people in the “bank” made and counted dollars for both the restaurant and customers. It was interesting to see how some people understood the idea of needing to be paid for food, while others simply liked to share both money and food, making both for the customers and the restaurant without discrimination.

Restaurant Play