Spreading on some peanut butter with a sturdy plastic knife.
Chopping up a banana using her other hand to hold it steady.
Arranging onto the bread and eating. I did it all by myself!
Helping Mummy to make some cakes.
She did some tipping, pouring, stirring, mixing and mess making. We “read” the recipe together from the book and she looked for numbers to spot.
Counting out the cupcake cases into the muffin tray. She managed to count using one to one correspondence up to 5 which is a new little achievement.
Exploring space and measures. These fit in here perfectly! How many do we need for each space?
Using the senses to “examine” the newly baked cakes….aka sniffing, licking and tasting!
Followed up by some cooking role-play using some of the same utensils to provide a bit of context for the imaginative play. Here Little Pop was able to join in too and they had their first proper play time together (where for once she didn’t just destroy everything that her big sister was doing!)
Playing with the weighing scales, experimenting with how much pasta could fit in each container before it all tipped out, scooping and pouring.
Arranging some more “cakes” ready for the oven.
Elle Belles Bows says
Wonderful practical life skills! Kerri
Ohhh so glad i have found your blog. really looking forward to reading more of your posts!!
Oh I can not tell you how glad I am to have found you. I’m not the best at imaginative play but you’ve given me loads of ideas thank you! x