Play kitchen recipes have been a big hit with B lately! Using them along with his play kitchen and pretend food has been so much fun! The play kitchen recipes include fruit salad, vegetable soup, and cookies.
What else can you do with play food?
- sort it by color
- sort it by size
- sort it into piles of food you like and piles you don’t like
- sort it by beginning letter sound
- sort it by food group
- write the names on index cards and match them
- trace the outline of several food items to make a puzzle
Simple Items to Add to Your Pretend Play Kitchens:
- Play ice cubes and ice cube trays from the dollar store – The reusable plastic ice cubes with water in the middle come in different colors and shapes.
- Cookie Cutters – Cookie cutters and a baking sheet are a great addition to the kitchen play for pretend cookie making!
- A basket for pretend picnics
There are so many adorable play kitchens that you can purchase for your dramatic play area that are ton of fun. However, you can also make a play kitchen out of cardboard boxes and paint. Look at this fabulous one from the Wonderful World of Winn. That would be a fun way to include young children in creating it.