My three year old nanny charge loves his trains and cars and often uses imaginative play with those. But although he has pretend food and a play supermarket he just doesn’t play with them. So I thought I would give it another go and change things up a little to encourage him to play with it!
There was a little bit of cardboard that was on top of the recycling pile so I just used that. I used two different sized saucepans and drew around them on top of the cardboard to resemble cooking hobs. Then found a child height chest and popped the cardboard on top.
Time to get cooking!
I provided saucepans, cooking utensils, wooden spoons, cutlery, plates, cups, bowls, pretend food and a little bit of real food.
My three year old loved it. He started to pretend to cook, dish up food, pour drinks and eat!
If you don’t already own some pretend food you can find it here. This pretend food set is great because it comes with a pretend knife and chopping board so you can cut the food up, how fun!
If you have enjoyed this imaginative play activity why don’t you try my dinosaur ice excavation activity!