PRINTABLE Menus for Playing Restaurant

Hello!
... so if you ever wonder how I'm doing... check how recently (or how long it's been since) I've posted on my blog!
With that being said... I just have 2 things to say on the subject...
Life is Nuts
&
Life is Good.

But...I have something fun for the kiddos to do during this crazy summer heat...
and it's FREE :) ... of course.

Let me explain... towards the beginning of summer I was trying to come up with something fun for my girls to do, that encouraged independent creative play.
So I had the idea to make some play restaurant menus and tickets so that the girls could pretend to order food like at a restaurant!
Kids can order from the menu and a designated waitress/waiter records the order on the ticket by circling the food items...
Add some play (or real) money to the mix and it becomes quite educational, too, as they add up the cost of their meals...

I think they're pretty cute... and the girls have had a blast with them.










This time the files are just .jpeg images... large enough to print on full 8 1/2 x 11 sheets.  Just click on the image so that you can view it full size, then save!

Print the menu front and back, ideally on card stock.
Print the tickets on regular paper, cut (on the gray lines) and staple together into a pad.
 
Hand 'em over to the kiddos and you've got at least 45min. to yourself!

Let me know if you have any questions about how to use them... my brain is foggy... I might be leaving important info out! :)

And please, if you don't mind :) leave a comment and let me know if you plan on using them!  

*As always...File and finished product for personal use only... not for resale or profit of any kind.

Blessings,

56 comments:

  1. Adorable! We will be using these. I love your printables, Amy. Keep them coming! Hope all is well with you and your beautiful family.

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  2. Hey Amy, Love these! I'm gonna print them out - who doesn't need 45 minutes to themselves??

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  3. Amy, I have been following your blog for awhile now, and have tried to comment here and there but never with any success. So I'm trying again!
    I just had a baby boy and was needing something fun to help entertain the kids. This is PERFECT! I can't wait for them to try it out. Thanks so much! Andrea Greene

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  4. Love these. I'm a college professor, and I'm printing off a set to show my students. Great way to practice money skills for kiddies!

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  5. Hello Amy! I just found your blog today and I absolutely love it! My kiddos will love these printables, I'm planning on using it to work on their math skills. How fun!!! Thanks so very much for being so generous with your creativity! ~Lisa Couch

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  6. totally awesome! I just love these and I know my girls' will love them too. They are forever playing restaurant and store. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Christy :)

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  7. Just found your site and love this idea. Did you remove the link already or am I just dense and cannot find it? Thanks.

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  8. So glad you like the idea! For this printable, you just have to click on the image and right click to save the images... they are .jpegs this time, not .pdfs. Hope that helps! Please feel free to email me if you have any other questions :) jjpenguin@hotmail.com

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  9. OH wow, these are great. My girl is a little young still to get the concept of counting money but she LOVES to play in the kitchen. These will be wonderful and will be used for a long time in our home. I pinned this as well to share with others.

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  10. Love these! Thank you

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  11. I love these! Our preschool is doing a restaurant center this month and these will be perfect! Thanks!

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  12. i am a kindergarten teacher and i love these!!! i noticed that watermelon is misspelled and it should only have one "l". Is there a way for you to fix this and resend it to me? my email address is gapguppy@yahoo.com thanks sooooooooo much!!! i love these!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)
    kerri

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  13. Thanks for the heads up! Yeah, that won't be the first time that I make a mistake like that! I corrected it... so enjoy!

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  14. um THESE are FLIPPING adddddorable!!!!!! I am printing them, and pinning them to Pinterest!!!!!! i love love love them!

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  15. I am trying to print, but it's not working. Can they be emailed? adamandvel@gmail.com
    I want to use this for a money unit I am teaching. They look awesome. I wish I was creative like this!

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  16. Ok, I read the comments and figured it out. Thanks!

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  17. I will be using these for sure!

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  18. I think I love you. We were just getting ready to bring the kids wood play kitchen back down from the attic for the winter (we rotate toys seasonally here at home) and I was thinking that I would make up menus and such for them to play with (they are 2.5 and 4) and when I looked online I founf menus with only words and no PICTURES! Well of course I wanted them to be able to SEE what they were ordering, because they can't read. LOL. I was so excited when I came across yours, you have saved me tons of time and you and I both know how precious mama's time is! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  19. Adorable! I'm including these as part of a Restaurant and Movie play kit for Christmas. This, plus real guest checks and real tickets! Thank you so much for these.

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  20. I just love this idea! thanks for the share! :)

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  21. These are awesome! Thanks a million for sharing!!!

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  22. just downloaded :)

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  23. Thank you! I'm building a little food truck kitchen at my church in our preschool area called "Tot Lot". This is exactly what I need. I appreciate it so much.

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  24. I am going to be doing a training for daycare teachers on how to keep kids active the last few hours without making a huge mess. I will be adding these items to a prop box. Thanks!

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  25. Yesterday I thought about needing something like this, but put it off because I wasn't in the mood to make them. Thank you so much for doing the work for me! My girls will adore them.

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  26. These are wonderful! Great idea, great design and sooooo much fun! I shared today for Moms on Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Feel free to stop by and pick up a featured bouquet from the button box.

    Actually, Moms on Monday, a regular feature for some time, is morphing into Busy Monday Link Party this week. I would love it if you would link some of your other posts!

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  27. way cute idea, thanks so much! I pinned it too :)

    cutecardsandcraftsbyjamie. blogspot.com

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  28. These are great! I'm a speech therapist and could use these during social skills groups for role playing! Thanks!

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  29. I looove these! I'm a teacher and this will be such a fun way for my kids to practice counting money! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  30. just found these on pinterest - very cool idea! thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  31. Love these, found them through Pinterest!! Thanks for sharing them!!!

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  32. Wonderful! I think this is an amazing idea! Thank you

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  33. These are terrific, my little boys love presenting to cook, shop and serve meals :) Thank you.

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  34. Perfect. Thank you from me and my daughter.

    -- Dad in Fresno

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  35. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My son has been taking my checkbook and trying to take my "order". I needed something quick before he wrote on all my checks and this is perfect! Thanks again for sharing.

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  36. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of 3 boys. They have been playing store and restaurant all day. I have been looking for cute printables all morning. Thank you! These look great.

    Kimberly

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  37. I am printing these today to use them with my kiddos to teach them how to properly calculate change :) Found you on Pintrest, Thanks!!

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  38. Thankyou so much. I will be using these for my kids at child care. They will have so much fun. You have saved me so much work. Thanks again.
    Neetlee

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  39. Hi! I'll be using this in my lower level ESL conversation class. Thank you!

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  40. Super cute idea!! Can't wait to use these! Thanks!!!!! :)

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  41. Adorable, thank you for making it available for download. Your generosity will make for many happy kids! :)

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  42. Thanks for all your printables ! It's beautifull. I don't donwload it for the moment, but I "pin" it. I love this game, a very good idea for my classroom in France ! Thanks !

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  43. I found these through Pinterest and plan on using them in my preschool classroom! They are simple yet completely appropriate for them! Thanks for making them available!

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  44. What a wonderful idea! wish I had thought of this when my girls were little. You could also laminate the tickets ( we use hillbilly laminating, contact paper) and the children could use the fine point dry erase marker. That way they could be used over and over. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Thank you for this...so awesome! Love that it popped right up in google when i was looking! :) I appreciate your generosity!

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  46. I printed off and laminated your menu tonight. My two year old and four year old loved playing restaurant with mom and dad. Thank you so much for such a fun printable!

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  47. These are wonderful! I'll be using them in my preschool classroom next week! The kids wil love them :)

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  48. Amy, I have a 4 year old grandson who has his own kitchen with food, drinks, and all the little goodies that clutter your house lol, but he is always coming to us all in the house and asking you can he take your order and when I found your site and all the beautiful and so useful things and the beautiful verses, and so spirtfilled that it was amazing to me. But when I found the menus for him I had to get them. I have also downloaded some of your to do lists I call them. I will let you know have they all go for us. Thank you so very much for your beauty, thoughtfullness, kindness with your sharing so much with us and for free. God Bless You Amy.
    Brenda. H.

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  49. What a wonderful way to help them learn to be creative and also learn money value all while having FUN! Thank you! My kids will love this, especially while it's so hot!

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  50. Thanks from Vitoria, Brazil! Lorena

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  51. These are cute! My children enjoy pretending to cook, play restaurant, etc. =)
    (Found your site through "My Joy Filled Life")

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  52. These look fun, I plan to use them with homeschooling in the fall.

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  53. HI!! These look great! I'm pinning them to use them at home for the kids pretend play, and maybe so they can 'order' their own dinner at home. I was wondering, though, if there was some way it can be edited - as Australian currency is visually different. Thanks!

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  54. Hi!!! these look wonderful!!! I'm planning to use them for home decoration with my kids....
    thanks!!!

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