If your kids love baking, this is the perfect activity for helping them learn to count. Kids can pretend they own a bakery or a shop that sells sweets. This pretend play activity is helping them learn to count while they have a ton of fun as a shop owner! Each printable set gives the option for different parts of this pretend play activity and is incredibly fun. This is perfect for a preschool, kindergarten class or at home. All kids will love this Bakery Pretend Play Activity For Counting!

– Life Over C's These Bakery pretend play free printables are a great way to practice counting to 10 and learn about money. Tips for introducing addition and subtraction too.

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Materials for the Bakery Pretend Play Activity

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Coins
  • Basket

To prep: Print, laminate and cut out the pieces.

I attached the milk jugs to toilet paper rolls to help them stand up. Otherwise, this is a great set to use with play dough. (You can use small balls of play dough to hold the jugs upright.)

– Life Over C's These Bakery pretend play free printables are a great way to practice counting to 10 and learn about money. Tips for introducing addition and subtraction too.

To play: Take turns being customers and bakers. 10 cookies have prices on them that are perfect to practice counting to 10.

Have the kids count out the correct number of coins to purchase each cookie.

Another way to play is to pretend that you are a customer. Tell the baker “I have 5 cents. Which cookies can I buy?” Show your child that you can either buy the 2 cent and 3cent, 4 cent and 1 cent or 5 cent cookies to use all of your money.

– Life Over C's These Bakery pretend play free printables are a great way to practice counting to 10 and learn about money. Tips for introducing addition and subtraction too.

You can also introduce subtraction. “I have 7 cents. If I buy the 4 cent cookie, how much money will I have left?”

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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9 Comments

  1. I’ve been teaching my son all about money. This will be such a fun activity for him to practice counting and adding. Thanks for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!

  2. You post is so inviting! My kids are going to love this one for sure. I can’t wait to make a bakery banner. I love a good DIY project. 🙂

  3. These are adorable! What a great way to encourage pretend play and learn to be a baker:) Thanks for the printables!

  4. I really like this. I started paying for things with pennies when I was little and for me it was my introduction to money. I will use this for my girls.

  5. My 3 year-old was on my lap when I saw this post. He is super excited to play with these!