Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pretend Play--Felt Sandwich Shop

Pretend play is such an important part of a child's development. I know I have said this many times, but I will say it over and over again because I see the amazing power of simple pretend play in my home each and every day.
It never fails to turn a frown upside down, to get the kids playing together and to be resourceful and creative. Pretend play is magical and special and I love seeing these beautiful little imaginations in complete bliss.
 Emma loves to take her real life experiences and turn them into pretend play. You never know who she is going to be. Some days it's her doctor or her teacher and some days she is the music performer we watched over the weekend or the librarian that helped us find our books. So, it's no surprise to me when she requests to create her own little sandwich shop. We grabbed a few things around the house and got to work setting up shop!
We cut felt into all our sandwich fixings. Emma loved helping with this. It was a little difficult for Grayson to cut, but he was happy to add our felt cuttings to some recycled berry containers to hold our supplies.
 The kids were getting excited! We grabbed some tongs from the kitchen and they took turns being the customer and the sandwich maker.
Things got a little too real for this guy and I ended up making him a real sandwich for lunch! What a great way to work up an appetite.
We love playing pretend. It is always a great go to activity and can be set up so easily with anything that you have around the house. It teaches children to be creative, to work together and use the tools they have. Especially the best one of all, their imaginations.
I shared this full tutorial over on Kiwi Crate.


  1. Love this! I always see loads of felt food tutorials and love then know I will never have the time or the skill to do them, but this is so doable and so much fun!

    1. Thank you! I agree I have made felt cookies in the past and it takes a very long time for the same effect! Thank you for the comment. Happy Sunday!

  2. Oh my gosh, the hooligans would love this. Who's kidding who - my 12 year old would love this too!