We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Garden State Discovery Museum for the launch of their California Pizza Kitchen exhibit. Let me just tell you it delivers lots of fun and is definitely one of our favorite areas to visit in the museum.
Activities in the California Pizza Kitchen at the Garden State Discovery Museum
- Role play – from hostess to chef, from cashier to dishwasher your child can pretend to play any of the roles that make a pizzeria a fun place to work.
- Play with fractions – When you order a pizza, your child learns how eighths, fourths, halves, and toppings come together to form 1 whole delicious pizza.
- Making math fun – Whether it’s the playing with fractions, adding up your order or sorting out toppings, your child is going to have so much fun he/she might not even realize they are learning math.
- Build reading skills – As your child reviews the menus or job descriptions on the wall, he/she is building important reading skills.
- Mini-activity stations
- Magnets – Use magnetic force to add toppings to this pizza.
- Light up board – Light up the board to learn more about fractions
- Pressure plate – press your hand into the metal cushion and see what shapes you create.
Tips to enjoying the California Pizza Kitchen exhibit
- Visit it when it’s less crowded. This exhibit area is one of the smaller areas so wait till its less crowded to take full advantage of the fun it offers.
- To add to the fun and cuteness of your photos have your child wear one of the aprons hanging on the wall.
- Give yourself time to enjoy this area. Your child is going to want to take your order, make your pizza, and clean the dishes (yes, really). Make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy the previous moments.
Have you enjoyed the California Pizza Kitchen at the Garden State Discovery Museum? What was your favorite part?
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