Practical Play Kitchen

A Practical Play Kitchen⁣ 

When I recently replaced our old broken play kitchen with this Gluckskafer Model, I emptied out all the cupboards.  We had copious amounts of play food and accessories... all collected over the years ... hardly played with - mostly shoved into bags and left all over the house!  It was completely my fault it got into that state, and it was overwhelming! ⁣⁣⁣


When it was time to move into our new Kitchen, I used Waldorf principles to help me decide what to keep.  I wanted to create a kitchen space where the children could act out kitchen work, and use ‘real things’ made of metal, cotton, wood, etc where possible. ⁣⁣⁣


So we added the following items we didn’t currently own:⁣⁣⁣


A proper Kettle⁣⁣⁣

Enamel Pots, Pans, and Dishes⁣⁣⁣

Oven Glove and Tea Towel⁣⁣⁣

Washing Up Brush⁣⁣⁣

Dustpan and Brush ⁣⁣⁣

Wicker Basket ⁣⁣⁣


We kept the following items we already had:⁣⁣⁣



Metal Sieve, Pots, and Pans⁣⁣⁣

Wooden Play Food (Enough to fill the wicker basket)⁣⁣⁣

A Wooden Birthday Cake 🎂 ⁣⁣⁣


I have one VERY large bag of play-food and accessories sitting in my garage waiting to be donated to my son’s school. ⁣⁣ ⁣

Do my children miss the overflowing cupboards?  They haven’t mentioned it once.  What they have mentioned is how excited they are to have real things. ⁣⁣⁣

The Kettle, most especially, is already cherished - we’ve had many cups of tea already.⁣⁣⁣