The other day, I received some play food from Haba (a german toy company who is known for their high-quality, imagination-requiring toys)- a hotdog, ketchup and mustard, salt and pepper grinders, a sushi set, and an apple pie. I couldn't wait to show the kids. I set up the table for a picnic.
The hotdog comes with cheese and cucumbers that you can put on yourself. Squirt some ketchup and mustard on (seriously, how fun is that?!) and wala- an all-American meal.
The kids took turns putting salt and pepper on some veggies. The grinders are pretty cool- you turn the tops and it sounds like a real grinder! We have a real sea salt grinder that I don't really let the kids use by themselves, so they were glad to get the opportunity to put as much salt and pepper on their "veggies" that they wanted. Good for them!
Aly really loved the sushi set- it even comes with rubber chopsticks and wasabi! She is very excited to invite two of her friends from 4K over to play -- they bring sushi pretty often for lunch, so she thinks they would enjoy playing with the pretend set too!
What's a meal without dessert? The apple pie has 5 apple slices that you can take out and put back in, along with a cute lattice crust. This was for sure Ada's favorite.
I'm a big fan of play food. Sometimes I'm not that great at playing with the kids-- my imagination has suffered from many years of disuse. BUT, playing with food I can do. I "play" with food all day long, right? Only this kind I don't have to clean up! We cook for one another, try out new kinds of combinations, and I admit that I do sometimes slip in nutrition lessons along the way (I know, I know- just PLAY!).
Do you like playing with food? If so, would you like your own set of Haba food (hot dog, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper grinders, sushi set and apple pie)? Enter below! Giveaway ends on Friday at noon!
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