The snack stand served as a great and fun tool for teaching the children about counting money in a realistic way. The older ones ran the cash register, counting change and serving the food with an "Enjoy the movie". The younger ones had to figure out how much money to give the cashier to pay for their food and how much they could buy with the amount they had. There were lots of good lessons involved, and they learned a lot while having great fun!
A small postage box for each child was the perfect size for their food tray that we attached onto their car with clothes pins.
And be sure to pick a good movie that the whole family can enjoy. The children love when the parents participate and spend the time with them. If I would have been thinking ahead a little, I would have made sure there were refrigerator boxes for us adults to make cars out of. How fun would that be? Nothing wrong with the adults getting in on the fun and CeLeBrating right along side the children.