During the winter months, I set up a Pizza Hut. You can get empty boxes, cups and pizza rounds from your local restaurant. I have even gotten some old menus. The kids can make up the pizzas using felt pieces to fill the orders. I found it has helped the children a lot in their writing to have the ingredients listed in the pocket chart. The wait is long to get into this popular restaurant!
Using input from the children in your centre to help create your drama centre or dramatic play area is an excellent way to build a sense of shared ownership and community. If the children are involved in the development of their centre they are more likely to want to take ownership of it.