Today’s post is written by Bren, a contributor to PreKinders.
A couple of times a year I open a “Snack Store”. During centers the preschoolers take turns ordering their snack. They each get 5 pennies and a menu that lists the items (with pictures) and their cost. We spend a few minutes talking about the foods and learning their sign language signs. As the preschooler marks an item on their menu, they pay with the correct number of pennies (they do not take the food item). It’s important to use a pencil with an eraser and give each preschooler plenty of time, because they will change their minds.
At snack time, their personalized snack is served to them on a plate. Yumm!