Our Tea Shop role play area

The kids grandparents are arriving this week, both kids are super excited and have been talking about what we are going to do with granny and grandpa for ages.  The kids know that granny and grandpa like to go to coffee shops and eat cake so we thought it would be fun to make our own little tea shop in the house for granny and grandpa.

We used our cardboard shop from Ikea (£10) and we printed off the Tea shop role play pack from Twinkl (Platinum).

tea shopThe till, money, playfood and cupcake stand are all goodies we have bought from ELC (in the UK) over the last 2 years.

I also set up a small play table for the kids so they could sit and pretend that they are in an actual tea shop.  I laminated the place mats on the table.

tea shop areaThe order forms are all laminated so that the kids can reuse them over the coming weeks to write out the multiple orders (we use Staedtler fibre-tip pens for this as they write nicely and are easy to clean off the laminated sheets)

tea shop menu and order form close upI really like this menu.  We have been doing a lot of activities lately using our tens and hundreds and this will fit in nicely with that (adding and working out our change).

The order forms are a great excuse for writing and yes we could not wait for the grandparents to arrive, we have already been using our tea shop (photo below is my daughter taking an order from me).

tea shop order

I also had a turn at taking my daughter’s order (she thought this was great)

tea shop order with money

We included a tray and my daughter had a great time trying to balance all her goodies on the tray and then bring them to her customers.

tea shop tray

I am sure that the kids will have lots of fun taking orders from the grandparents this coming week and the big bonus for me is that they will get be practicing their maths in a fun relaxed manner.

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Home educating family based in the UK. We try to make learning fun
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1 Response to Our Tea Shop role play area

  1. another mom says:

    what fun will be had by all participating…the shop will see a lot of trade….hope there will be some real coffee and cake too!


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