When you join this Farmer's Market Felt Food Swap, you will end up with a complete dramatic play set up! It comes with:
- Canvas tote bag to shop with and store all of your food pieces
- Felt money - $1, $5, $10, and $20 bill
- Laminated shopping list
You will also get emailed 23 PDF files 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.
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 you will bring your felt food items to the Farmer's Market on May 2, 2020 at the Lori Brock Children’s Discovery Center, and will open for sign ups February 28 at 10:00 AM PST). Then your child will receive his or her shopping bag, money, and shopping list and can shop at the Farmer's Market for all of the fruits and vegetables to take home!
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.
Both my kids and I had fun with felt food. My son learned new food names and colors. I really want to thank Kailan for making it possible for my kids to enjoy the shopping experience during COVID-19 situation.
Signing up to do the Food Swap was a spur of the moment thing, but I'm so glad I did. My son (2 years old) love to play with the product, and is getting pretty good at sorting and finding. The biggest downside of this swap was it happened right in the middle of the Pandemic. Kailen worked hard to make sure we still got all the products we needed, and even made a makeshift farmers market my son got to "shop" at - which was the main reason I did this (because I knew he would love the experience). The swap ran smoothly and I am happy with the final results.
Big thank you to Kailan for allowing a social distancing farmers market. Great job at keeping everyone updated with changes thru FB & e-mail. We would love to participate again next year!
Love the food!! So cute and my kids are enjoying it in their play kitchen
I woudlhighly recommend the Farmers Market Felt Food Swap - super cute and learning all in one is my idea of a fun activity. High Quality fun and promotes less screen time and more imagination. My grandaughter is almost 5 and we have a lot of fun playing grocery with the set. Join a swap today - you will be happy you did :)