• Cash Registers
• Plastic Fruit and Veggies
• Shopping Carts
You will need to create, collect and ask for Donations regarding the following:
• Empty Food boxes (think cereal, cake, pasta, Frozen Food Containers, Milk Jugs, egg cartons, etc) clean them out fill them with newspaper and use packing tape around the edges to seal
• Empty Plastic Bottles (Juice, water, soda clean out and use hot glue to glue the cap on securely)
• Empty Cleaning Products Taped or sealed shut be careful with these they must be cleaned out and securely closed
• Grocery Weekly ads and Large Ads(the Dollar Tree and I am sure others will Donate their LARGE ads they have hanging in the store just ask) * Dollar Tree changes Ads on Mondays while regular grovery stores change ads on Wednesdays
• Reusable Grocery bags (Ralphs donates on Mondays and Fresh and Easy Donates as well)
• Sale stickers and signs (ask on Wednesdays)
• Plastic Baskets for shopping
• Old Displays (ask on Wednesdays many displays are changed out and disposed of with the new sale ads )
• Purses/ wallets
* Use a black trash bag or black fabric taped down to create a “conveyor belt” look near cash register
* coupons- save from Sunday paper etc
• Money: Green paper (Think Pretend City money)
• Optional: Flower Stand— Ask Walmart for Silk Flower Donations.
• Bakery: Create felt bakery items Here is a list of easy tutorials
• Anything else you can think of?
• Use Dramatic play shelves already there plus wire racks in shed to create aisles
• Have paper and pens set out for children to make Grocery lists
• Freezer section: Use a clear shower curtain liner cut it to the right length cut strips attach under loft.
• Check out area- Use a black trash bag or black fabric taped down to create a “conveyor belt” look near cash register
• Optional: Bakery and Flower stands
Our Flower Stand Go Here for step by step instructions on how to make one.
Go Here for the Donations letter for the Market of basic items needed remember you can always add to it as needed. Simply Copy and Paste into a Word Document (change Font size as needed)Include the Base Donations Letter along with the specific Donations Letter for the unit you are working on
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This thing is awesome anyone have any ideas as to how to recreate it? It is supposed to be strictly for a Kids Bakery Display Case, from the ‘Designs by Sara’ collection, 42”w x 24”d. Includes an unbreakable Lexan® display window, 3 shelves & locking sliding doors in the back. Top & shelves have a brush orange laminate.
Here is a link to the site where I found it
Above is a picture from the year before so you can see while they are different there are some similarities.
I used a trash bag as the “conveyor belt” and used the bottom of the shower curtain that we weren’t using to cover the whole table so I wouldn’t have to tape directly to our table it sealed in the trash bag and I taped the shower curtain to itself so we won’t have any yucky tape residue.
Aprons and Job Badges for children who are “Working”
Our Produce Section
We used tubs where the children will color code the fruit and veggies
The fruit and veggies were 90% hand made
Our freezer section we saved an assortment of frozen tv dinners etc
I used a shower curtain and cut it to size for the freezer section I also cut strips it into strips so the kids could easily reach in and pull out what they want
We made fish bacon and more drumsticks
Fresh pasta in the refrigerated section
Make labels on the computer
This was the bakery this year but there is a photo above of the bakery in previous years.
Easy cupcakes, cookies, and even a cake for the kids to choose from
Some were packaged on plastic lids with some of the scrap shower curtain taped on top.
Buying in bulk
Use felt or foam to create bread, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and meat. Have Baggies ready for the kids so after they create their sandwich they can take it to go.
We used signs to indicate where everything is
We used a Mailbox to house our sale ads we have been collecting
We put out paper and pencils for “Make your own Shopping Lists”
These were such a great idea from one of the moms she found pictures of cookies and then cut them out attached them to cardboard and then we used donated muffin containers where we taped them done and sealed them so the kids can purchase cookies.
Some of the food that was made