After seeing this amazing idea for chocolate play dough i've been waiting for the right opportunity to use some. When 'The Fairy' asked to play 'cafe' I thought the time had come.
The raw ingredients (vanilla, strawberry and chocolate play dough see here for the recipe I use NB playdough should not be eaten due the large amounts of salt in it).
Making cherries to go on top of the cakes and strawberry shortcake biscuits.
We even had some sprinkles (an old spice jar with sugar stars) to use when we were 'baking'
The play dough smelled so good I just had to join in and make some biscuits and cakes too
Our finished plate of goodies
'The Fairy' asked if she could be the waitress (we don't spend all our time in Starbucks- honest!). Together we made a menu and the 'The Fairy' took our orders using her clip board - great for developing literacy skills in a natural environment! I got to enjoy being served the cakes. You could extend this play idea using money, a till and even a receipt.
Vocabulary: names of food items- cake, biscuit, cherry, roll, cut, press
Other skills: pretend play and developing imagination, social skills- learning to order food, memory (our waitress went and got our orders and then brought them to us)