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