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Restaurant Menus


Work with a friend or family member to create a menu to use at your pretend restaurant.
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    • 3-5
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Materials that you'll need: Paper, magazines, scissors, glue, color markers.

Think about the different food categories on a menu -- sandwiches, side dishes, drinks, desserts, and so forth. Then decide what foods you would like to have on a menu that you design. Flipthrough old magazines or newspapers to findpictures of food that you'd like on your menu. Cut out pictures of foods that look appetizing, and then glue, paste, or tape the pictures onto a piece of paper that will become your menu. Think about a name for your pretend restaurant. Write that name on the top of your paper menu.Nowyoucan play restaurant. Set a place at the tablewith toy dishes.Have a friend or family member sit down at your restaurant.Letthem look over the menu, thenyou can taketheirorder, andyou can serve an imaginary full-course meal.

Restaurant Menus