Every Child loves going along to do grocery shopping. Whether it is picking out the essentials or trying new things the supermarket is an absolute treasure trove of opportunity for learning and exploring. As the shopkeeper children get to set out the items for sale, make price tags, ring up customers shopping and pack it up for them. As customers children can write a list, select what they need and work through the process of paying.
Our incredibly versatile children’s white coat can definitely be put to good use in The Supermarket and easily becomes the uniform of the shopkeeper. To make dramatic-play even more immersive our Supermarket pdf’s, available in Irish or English make it easy to set up your own Supermarket.
Our large format “I am a….”poster is designed for an early years environment where children can discuss the theme of The Supermarket.
The Supermarket resource pack is not available to buy but comes with each Children’s White Coat The pack is a digital resource and it will be emailed to you when your costume is dispatched so that you can use it over and over again. You can download it, save it and print it as and when you need. We do recommend using cardstock and laminating some of the room signs and posters that you will use regularly. Thanks to the wonderful Muireann Ní Bheaglaoich the pack is available in Irish, you can specify your language preference when purchasing your costume.
Make your own Supermarket
Our printable Supermarket pack includes lots of resources so that you can easily set up a dramatic-play area of your own. In addition to the “I am a…” theme poster there is another large format poster,
We have included plenty of mark-making and writing opportunities with Shopping lists, and of course, there are lots of pricing labels! The personalisable Name Badges can be filled in and attached to a lanyard so that everyone knows just who is on Duty.
What is included
The A4 posters mean you can let customers know when you are open.
*Supermarket opening hours
*Manager on Duty notice
*Meat, Fish and Eggs
There are lots of labels and shelf signs which are very common in Supermarkets
We always recommend using real-life and authentic props whenever possible. Supermarket role play can use lots and lots of items round at home. Empty cartons, bottle and boxes are instantly recongisable stock items. Shopping bags and old loyalty cards will come in handy. The one item which is worth investing in is a mechanical check out register. The one from Ikea is extrememly robust and is perfect for this time of dramatic-play. Everything you need in terms of forms, signs and posters are in the pdf pack.
Available As Gaeilge
“Having resources available in Irish is just a joy. It makes things so much easier for me and the children love the set up. It can be really hard to find good resources in Irish.
~Aine Ní M, Teacher. ”
The Supermarket pdf, like all of our theme packs, includes a section which details the Aistear aims and goals which are addressed as part of Supermarket dramatic-play. There is a section for observations, for documenting extensions and emerging interests and for recording the children’s review and feedback on the theme.
If you have any queries about our printable resources or our costumes or if you would like to offer any feedback please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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