Kids and pretend play go together like Melissa & Doug. With the right supplies and a ton of imagination, it’s easy to transform any space into a world of fun. Order a burger from a sweet sous chef or mail a letter to a loved one, the possibilities are endless. Scroll down for nine ideas that can be set up and enjoyed all in one afternoon (no guarantee on a break-down date!).


I’ll have what she’s having. Which, if you take a note from AmyJDelightful, is an easy way to serve up fun with the kids at home. Using play food or Play Doh, it’s easy for your sous chef to whip up a fantastic meal. Screaming and hungry kids not included! Make your way over to AmyJDelightful for the free printable menu.

photo: Amy Jordan via AmyJDelightful


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