Pretend play can keep kids busy for hours with their imagination! When you join this Farmer's Market Felt Food Swap, you will end up with a complete dramatic play set up for your home! This is a fun sewing project for you, that doubles as a screen-free activity for your little ones! It comes with:
- Tote bag to shop with and store all of your food pieces ($15 value)
- Felt money - $1, $5, $10, and $20 bill ($6 value)
- Laminated shopping list ($3 value)
You will also get emailed 23 PDF files ($15 value) that you can print to set up your own Farmer's Market at home and use with your food for learning through play. These will grow with your child as they get older, or older siblings can play too! The activities range for ages 2-7. They include:
- Open/Closed Signs
- Mini Shopping Lists (that add up to the different amounts of money they have in bills)
- Food Labels (plain, all $1, and advanced money)
- Color Sorting Mats
- Fruit and Vegetable Sorting Mats
- How Do They Grow Sorting Mats
- Size Sorting Mats
- Alphabet Puzzle
- Alphabet Tracing Mats
- Food Tracing Cards
- Bingo Game Cards
- Following Instructions Cards
- Time Activity
- Counting Clip Cards
- Addition Clip Cards
- Subtraction Clip Cards
- Alphabetical Order
Instructions to make your own Farmer's Market Stand can be found on this blog post!
In order to participate, you must make (sewing required) up to 20 copies of ONE felt food item of your choice. I will provide the template and instructions.
If you don't sew, you can have your food sewn for you! Most are $30 for a set of 20, with more involved pieces costing more. You can also pay to have your felt pieces cut too!
I have designed these felt food items to be as simple as possible to make. There is no hand-stitching or flipping right sides out required. There are 30 options to pick from, and the templates for the foods not picked will be available for purchase to complete your set up. (A few of the printable pages may require foods you may not be getting, but there are still plenty of activities if don't purchase the extras.)
If you are local to Bakersfield, CA we will have the Swap/Shopping Day on Saturday, May 21 at the Lori Brock Discovery Center. Your kids will be able to play there also!
If you are not local, you can still participate by mailing me your food pieces and I will mail you back all of the swapped food items, shopping bag, money, and shopping list. The shipping rate will be calculated at checkout depending on where you live.
This was an excellent swap, and all of the items received were high quality and well made. Well organized swap and clear explanations throughout the whole process.
I absolutely loved this swap! Plenty of time to see my pieces and you get such a fantastic farmers market kit when you’re done! I can’t wait for my son to enjoy it!
This food swap is the second swap I have been a part of. I also joined a quiet book page swap previously. So far all products I have received have been well made and sturdy. Making a lot of one item is far easier than making many different items so this idea of a swap is awesome. Thank you!
This was a great experience. I have been sewing for over 60 years, but this is the first time I did something like this. I had such a good time, and my grandson LOVES it. I will do more for my other grandchildren, as they come along.
I am a Grammy so I wanted to have these felt food for my grandchildren to play with. Kailan’s organization and templates are just top notch. She was always reaching out to make sure we didn’t have any questions or concerns. She answers emails promptly and thoroughly. It was fun and we are given plenty of time. Next I will sign up for the pre school quiet book.