- plastic fruits and vegetables (or laminated pictures)
- shopping baskets
Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.5: Create representations of experiences or stories (e.g., drawings, constructions with blocks or other materials, clay models) and explain them to others.
Head Start Outcomes:
Approaches to Learning/Initiative and Curiosity: Demonstrates flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness in approaching tasks and activities.
Logic and Reasoning/Reasoning and Problem Solving: Classifies, compares, and contrasts objects, events, and experiences.
Logic and Reasoning/Symbolic Representation: Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Language 2: Participate actively in discussions, listen to the ideas of others, and ask and answer relevant questions.
Aisles of Fruits and Vegetables
Skill Focus: Compare and Contrast, Gross Motor Skills, Vocabulary
Talk about all the different items in the aisles at a grocery store. Challenge children to design the fruit and vegetable section of a grocery store and to build it with blocks. Encourage them to build shelves for the fruits and vegetables in different sections so it will be easier for shoppers to find what they are looking for.
Explain that children will walk through the aisles and go shopping, so there will have to be enough room for them to walk through while carrying a shopping basket. Help children plan and execute their design. Then have them take turns going shopping.