1. A couple of muffin trays and cupcake holders/cases were gathered (at B’s request). That’s it. No need for anything else. I did show him how they hide in a pile and that they need to be separated carefully. Then it was time to step back and leave him to it.
I couldn’t help but admire the beautiful, simple, careful, dynamic finger movements working to separate the paper cases and spontaneous bilateral hand coordination, placing the cases in the muffin tray holes.
3. All that was left to do was invite a friend (Dino) to join the head chef at the table for some cooking fun and delicious cupcake tastings:-)
No expensive toys, fancy play kitchens, or tedious/messy set ups. Simple.
Do your kids love playing pretend cooking with bits and bobs from your ‘real’ kitchen too?
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