DIY pretend play food! I love these creations for teaching pretend play skills to kids. This DIY felt pasta, felt chocolate chip cookies & (real!) sponge cake will inspire your child to learn new skills through play. What better way 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 can be very difficult for child on the autism spectrum. With patience 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 inspire learning and play, without causing stress and meltdowns. I have used these DIY tools with my little learners. They participated in preparing the pretend play food and later learned to play with it. We had so much fun that I wanted to share it with you too!
DIY pretend play food : pasta, chocolate chip cookies & sponge cake
Beautifully crafted felt pasta
Scrumptious felt chocolate chip cookies
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Does your child have a play kitchen?
A play kitchen is a wonderful tool for working on imitation skills, sensory play, pretend play and more with your child with autism.
DIY Play Kitchen Ideas
If you want to make your own, I love these DIY IKEA hacks to make your own DIY play kitchen.
Made-to-order Play Kitchen
I absolutely love this play kitchen which is fully functional and comes ready to assemble.
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