These DIY pretend pasta, chocolate chip cookies & sponge cake will bring so much imagination and fun to your child’s play kitchen!
What better play to develop imagination, creativity and symbolic play skills than with a play kitchen and adorable pretend food?
Children with autism need extra help to engage in symbolic play activities. Pretending and imagining are skills that are difficult for child on the autism spectrum.
With patience, specific learning steps and lots of practice, pretend play can be really fun for children with autism too!
I am always looking for new ways to make symbolic play fun for the children at my learning center. I want these games to make them happy and I also want to give them the social tools necessary to be able to play with other children in our group sessions at my learning center, Le Chemin ABA, at home with their siblings, and in other situations where they will be playing with other kids.
There are so many wonderful pretend foods that you can make for your child (or with your child!) for their play kitchen.
Beautifully crafted felt pasta
Scrumptious felt chocolate chip cookies
Sponge cake in the truest sense of the word
If you haven’t made a play kitchen and you prefer to buy one to assemble, this is my favorite play kitchen from Kid Craft.
I would love to hear about what you have made for your children’s play kitchens in the comments below!
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