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The Very Eric Carle exhibit will open on Friday, May 27 

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Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station

Pretend to Shop in this Pretend Store

Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station

Stop into the Royal Farms Convenience Store & Fill’er Up Station where little ones can pretend to grocery shop! As children play, they’ll take turns as the customer, cashier, stocker and more. They’ll also explore and learn about food groups plus take turns filling up the VW Beetle with gas and air!


    What You'll Do & Learn

    What You'll Do: 

    • Explore a pretend convenience store
    • Fill up your basket with products from different food groups
    • Role-play as the cashier, customer, grocer and more. 
    • Work together to add air to a car's tires - and add gas to make it go! 

    What You'll Learn:

    • Collaboration
    • Critical Thinking 
    • Gross Motor Skills
    • Problem Solving

    Play Tips:

    Play Tips:

    • Recommended for ages two and up.
    • Parents and caregivers are encouraged to play along and get in on the fun!
    • Encourage children to explore this exhibit from different roles. How does a customer act? How does a store clerk act? What ideas do you have for stocking the shelves?
    • As children stock up on supplies, ask them about how they might make healthy eating choices even when they are on the go.
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