Our daughter is a fan of the television. I am not a fan of her watching television, but still we do let her watch videos & toddler appropriate programming in moderation. She does not like it when we shut off the TV. She is a smart cookie though & knows how to work her family.
Daddy: “Mai, we have to shut of the TV.”
Mai: “How bout, we watch Patriots.”
She knows her daddy’s weakness.
She also knows her nana’s. “Nana, do you want to watch Cooking Channel?
Mai enjoys watching cooking with her nana. She also loves helping in the kitchen and pretend cooking in her play kitchen.
Her favorite pretend food to make is cake. She makes cakes out of Play-doh. She stacks her stacking cups to make tiered cakes & then decorates them with the cherries from her Hi Ho Cherrio game. There is a learning exercise on ABC Mouse that allows you to decorate cakes & she adores this. She will draw with her imaginary icing & place flowers & fruit all over her virtual cake.
To help inspire our future little cake boss to continue to make tasty treats, we came up with this felt birthday cake for her to decorate.
What you will need:
A medium sized plain cardboard hat box
Assorted colors of felt sheets
Craft pom poms
Cut out letters & numbers. Make as many different fruits & flowers as you like. Let your little baker go to work decorating their cake.
What a cute and fun activity. We had something like this from Melissa and Foug for my girls, but love that you made one homemade 🙂
Oh geez, Janine. I wish you would have told me that before. Lol! It could have saved me some time. Lol! Mai carried this around everywhere.
If I knew I so would have told you. I know Melissa and Doug makes lots of hands on toys like this.
Just teasing, hon. Lol! I never saw that before. We have a lot of the Velcro food and stuff.
I totally knew you were but I was blessed because my brother is the stock manager for AC Moore here and gets all sorts of toys like this 😉
I love AC Moore!! Your brother is my new beat friend.
So do I and will tell him 😉
What a lovely idea! I’m definitely making that on our next rain day; maybe adding velcro stickies (since my daughter is younger and might need the extra stability). Thanks for a great post!
Thank you. My daughter really enjoyed this. She played with it several times yesterday while telling me, “I a baker. I a baker, mama.” Lol
Love this idea! Using the box for storage is genius.
Thank you. 🙂
Seriously, what toddler loves to watch the cooking channel?? Looks like you definitely have the next Rachel Ray in your future! 🙂
Isn’t that hilarious? Lol! She does love it in the kitchen. I love my cute little chef.
what a totally fun idea! I love you used the box for the cake so everything can store right inside! Brilliant!
Thank you. My daughter does love it. I have begun to add more flowers and fruit into the mix. She like color coding all of her decorations on the cake. Lol
What a lovely idea and much less calorific than real cake! My daughter is the same with TV – thing is… she learned from the best, so I am aware of all the tricks 😉 x
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Lol! They are clever ones. They learn quickly how to be tricky. She loves the felt cake. She decorates it several times a day. 🙂