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Make-Believe Restaurant

By practicing being a waiter and a customer, your preschooler can learn about eating at a restaurant.
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Make-Believe Restaurant


  • Tablecloth or other linens
  • Vase with flowers or other centerpiece
  • Candle (optional)
  • Menu


  1. Use table linens, flowers (real or other) in a vase, and a candle.
  2. Take the customer's coat, show him to his seat, give him a menu, and let him order lunch or dinner.
  3. Take turns being the waiter and the customer.

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