Last week I was faced with a rainy afternoon and three toddlers to
placate entertain. I figured I'd bite the bullet and we'd do something potentially messy and as I wandered around my kitchen I realised it had been so long since Vin and I had done any pretend cooking. When he was little I would give him a bowl of dried pasta or oats and a wooden spoon, but I was inspired by this post from Play Create Explore to hunt around the kitchen for some new fun ingredients.
Here's what I came up with : rice, carrot chunks, seeds, ground coffee, nuts, slices of raw ginger, chunks of stale bread, rocket leaves, ice cream cones and a little jug of water that I coloured yellow. Inspired by the original post using cascarones (confetti eggs) I put some plastic eggs we use as shakers from our music box into an old egg carton to crack open - the kids were delighted to find them full of popcorn kernels and cous cous. I also gave them some pans, muffin cases, a loaf tin and liner, a whisk, spoons, a sieve, muffin tin and a couple of mixing bowls to go crazy with.
As you can see they all got busy making disgusting looking concoctions. I love how focussed each of them were making rocket and coffee cupcakes, boiling ice cream cones and breadcrumb and ginger loaves!