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Stocking a Play Kitchen

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A play kitchen is a good place for children to experience role play, creative time and practice fine motor skills. Stocking a play kitchen does not need to be expensive and can be a lot of fun! Children love to use actual items that mom or dad would use in the real kitchen and recyclables or homemade craft items can be great additions.



Kitchen

Time: Various
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Recyclables
Scrap cardboard
Packing tape
Glue
Felt pieces and scrap material
Medium sized tree branches
Paint

Method
A great place to start is in the recycling pile. Small tin cans, plastic containers and strawberry or tomato punnets are great items to put in the kitchen.



Kitchen


For tin cans, make sure there are no sharp points and ensure the can is washed and dried well. Cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as the lid of the tin can. Glue around the inside rim and set in the cardboard piece. Tape the entire can with clear packing tape to keep the lid and label in place.



Kitchen


Small plastic containers with various lids are a great way for children to practice fine motor skills. Undoing the caps, putting them back on and fastening lids all contribute to hand-eye coordination.



Kitchen
Please be careful with small lids that could be a choking hazard for younger children.


Use plastic easter eggs and a small egg carton or part of a big carton to stock your kitchen with eggs. Our eggs are actually shakers too - simply fill the plastic eggs with some rice, glue around the edges and tape with clear packing tape for additional hold.



Strawberry punnet


Fill strawberry or tomato punnets with strawberries made from scrap material and felt. Find out how to make the strawberries here.



Strawberry punnet
The punnets will be destroyed but can easily be replaced with a new one!


Other felt scraps can be used to make chocolate chip or Oreo cookies.



cookies


Use an old or unused dish towel to make towels for the kitchen. Cut it in half, hem the unfinished end and attach a small ribbon for hanging.



kitchen towel



kitchen towel


Melissa & Doug have loads of wood and felt play food for the kitchen and if you can find them in second hand stores, they are a great inexpensive addition!
IKEA also has lots of metal and felt toys to add to the play kitchen and is available internationally.



kitchen towel


What do you have in your play kitchen?

Categories
#Fun Food
#Play Kitchen
#Play Food
#Role Play
#Fine Motor Skills
#Imaginative Play
#Under 5's
#5-10's
#Recyclables
#Felt
#Fabric
#Easy
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