Play Kitchen Essentials


Winter is really starting to get into pretend play. We spend hours "making" pancakes and sandwiches and feeding our furry friends such as all of her stuffed animals and our dog.

I searched high and low for the best products out there to complete her kitchen set, and I wanted to share them all with you. I love that she can cook alongside us while we make dinner. I hope you all enjoy these products as much as we do. Not only is playing kitchen great for a child's imagination, but it also helps to develop strong eye-hand coordination and fine-motor skills! 

Happy cooking, everyone!


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1 // Ikea Wooden Kitchen: Let your child's imagination run wild with this adorable wooden play kitchen. Complete with a microwave, oven, pantry + stove top. The cooktop lights can be switched on/off making it really feel like your little one is actually cooking (don't worry, it doesn't get hot!). 

2 // Stainless Steel Pots + Pans: What's a kitchen without some pots + pans? This mini set includes: a colander, pot with lid, 2 pans, 2 wooden utensils, and rack.

3 // Stainless Steel Cooking Utensils: This 7-piece mini set includes: a whisk, ladle, spatula, slotted spoon, spaghetti server, wooden spoon, and holder.

4 // Wooden Brew + Serve Coffee Kit: Calling all baristas! Let your little one be just like mommy + daddy with this charming coffee kit! 

5 // Felt Sandwich Kit: This 33-piece felt food set includes bread, rolls, and all the fixin's to make yummy sandwiches.

6 // Dust, Sweep + Mop Set: Help your child learn how to keep their cooking space clean with this household chore set. It includes: a rope mop, a dustpan with a small broom, a long-handled broom, a fluffy duster and a stand that holds everything and keeps it organized.

7 //  Hand Painted Wooden Food Set: This is the best set because it comes with all the essentials. It Includes 21 items representing all four food groups from dairy, protein, carbs and fruit + veggies. 

8 // Apron: This is the most charming little apron for a girl. But not to fret, if your chef is a boy, here are other cute options (Star Wars or Spiderman!).

9 // Cozy Faux Fur Rug: Put a rug under their feet and/or knees to keep the floor soft and cozy while they make their mas 

10 // Wooden Shopping Cart: Let your kid go shopping with this charming mini shopping cart. It also has a calculator with pushable buttons!

Is your little one into pretend play? 

Photography by Brittany Renee