Creative Play Ideas for Kids with Pretend Kitchens
When you get your kids a pretend kitchen, like the KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen featured here, they're bound to cook up a ton of fun. If your kids ever need some play ideas to spark a new kitchen adventure suggest one of the play kitchen activities listed below. These creative play ideas made for kids with pretend kitchens are sure to have your little chef bubbling over with excitement!
Stuffed Animal Dinner Party
Encourage your child to throw a huge dinner party for all of her stuffed animal pals. Have her start by writing a list with the names of her stuffed animals she wants to invite. Then she can create the invitations using paper and crayons. Once her furry pals get invited it's time to plan the menu. When the menu is decided and "pretend" food is prepared, the table needs to be set with a seat for all the party attendees. When the guests arrive your little party hostess can raise a glass and say a toast, welcoming all her guests to her very first dinner party in her pretend kitchen.
Restaurant Grand Opening
Inspire your little chef to host a restaurant grand opening in her pretend kitchen. There's a lot of planning to be done for this type of event, so make sure to have her make a list of all that needs to be done. As restaurant owner and famous chef, your child should create a sign out of poster board announcing the big day. Next, she can make decorations to hang around her play kitchen to make the restaurant look festive.
Once the pretend kitchen is looking "event worthy" it's time to decide on that night's full menu of appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Have your child create a menu board that features all the dishes that will be served at the Grand Opening. Next, it's important to set-up a table where the event-goers can dine. Encourage your little restaurant owner to come up with a table centerpiece, unique napkin displays, cool place mats or table cloth and anything else that her creative mind conjures up. She can make these items out of paper, crayons, markers, fabric scraps and any other crafty things you have around the house. Sky's the limit when it comes to creativity!
In the final hours before the big Restaurant Grand Opening have your child get busy in her pretend kitchen cooking up all those fun food items for the event and setting them out on the play kitchen counter. When everything is ready the entire family can attend the big event and celebrate a job well done by your hard working, little chef.
Play Kitchens Spark All Kinds of Creative Play
As you can see, your child's pretend kitchen can get those creative juices flowing in so many ways. After your child creates her first menu board, place mat or table centerpiece those creations are bound to spark ideas for tons of other creative projects that will keep her busy for hours!