My kids have ALWAYS been great helpers in the kitchen. From helping me set the table to easy preparation of the food, they definitely do their part to help Momma out. We used to have a play kitchen in which my oldest two children would make me pretend hamburgers and host tea parties with our stuffed animals. My youngest, who’s 5-yrs-old now somehow skipped that phase of imagination. He’s all about extreme play outdoors, wrestling, and video games. He is the epitome of a boy.
So, once I realized his imaginative play time was limited, I turned to Melissa & Doug Toys. With their array of wooden toys and play food, I was eager to see my little chef in the kitchen with his brand new Sandwich Shop Play Food set. Oh and the Chef Role Costume? ADORABLE! Do you let your kids help in the kitchen?
Stack your sandwich the way you like it with the 16 “fixins” in this wooden sandwich kit. Use the wooden knife to slice apart the pieces–a satisfying “crunch” sound tells you your ingredients are fresh! The included wooden storage tray is perfect for keeping it all organized between meals.
First, we had to get our little chef all prepped and ready to do some cooking. The Chef Role Costume was perfect because, as a boy, he seems to think aprons are for girls. “The chef coat and hat are for boys,” he tells me. The costume came with cooking utensils, a name card to write and insert your child’s name, along with a matching oven mitt.
Once we were prepped we went STRAIGHT for building sandwiches. Prepping takes a LOT of patience.
I mean…. when this boy builds a sandwich he REALLY builds a sandwich.
We had so much fun building pretend sandwiches, that he helped me later in the kitchen by baking cookies! I think that’s what I loved the most about this play food set. This gives him hands on imaginative play without the mess. It, then, builds his confidence in “cooking” that he’s eager and willing to jump right in the kitchen with me and help anyway he can. Of course, only if he has his chef costume on. In addition, the wooden toys are so sturdy, that this will be a classic toy we can pass down to friends or even keep for grandchildren. I love that it comes in it’s own wooden box to keep it organized for the next time we’re ready to play.
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