Extension Activities: More Ways to Play and Learn:
- Have the child stock the grocery store with play food by filling each bin with by color. Have him/her group like color play foods together. The result will be a colorful feast for the eyes! Have child count the number of foods of each color.
- Memory fun! Fill several bins in the grocery stand with one toy each. Then ask the child to study the stand. Ask the child to look away while you remove the item from one bin. Have child tell you what is missing!
- Demonstrate math concepts using the plastic bins. Nest the bins into two unequal stacks. Ask the child to compare the stacks. Which is taller? (Which has more bins?) Which is shorter? (Which has fewer bins?) Discuss addition by making two small stacks and counting the bins, then combining the two stacks and counting the total. You can remove bins to explore subtraction too!