Create a supermarket role play area

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Create a supermarket role play area
by Natalie Keeler

Welcome to Sid's Supermarket! With this role play idea, little ones can pick up groceries, count and pay with play money, practise addition and subtraction, and make their very own supermarket till. Just scroll down and click on the pages to print.

This activity will also introduce your child to everyday situations like going shopping and buying items, and it'll help to develop their communication skills too.

Grab some things from your kitchen cupboard and ask your child to stick prices on them. Now, pretend to be a customer and pick a few items that you'd like to 'buy' – can your little one add up to the find the total?

Giggly Maths Magazine

These activities are an extension of Giggly Maths Magazine, which is packed full of games and puzzles that follow the maths curriculum – including odds and evens, 3D shapes, numbers to 20, multiplication, and money maths. Available to buy now on the Giggly shop!

For more fun with food, check out our Mealtime Fun Activity Pack, too – it contains a busy magazine, stickers, crayons and colouring, and your child can pretend to take orders and serve fun meals!

We’ve included:

  • Play money
  • Price labels
  • Supermarket signs
  • Play loyalty card
  • Play credit card
  • Play till
  • Name badges

You'll also need:

  • A shoebox for the play till
  • Safe scissors
  • Glue

Supermarket role play printables

To download the play till, select the image or click here to open a PDF. Then, cut out the till, glue it to the lid of the shoebox and pop the play money inside.

Supermarket role play

To download your printable play money and price labels, click here or select the image to open a printable PDF.

Supermarket role play

To print the supermarket signs and blank price labels, select the image or click here to download a PDF.

Supermarket role play

To print the name badges, loyalty card and play credit card, select the image or click here to open a PDF.

Supermarket role play