I gave her some cookie cutters, a play knife and also a mini cupcake tray thinking she could find something to do with all of that. It kept her very busy for at least 30 minutes and then she called me to come visit her at her cupcake shop. She was wearing one of my old visor hats backwards because that’s what cupcake shop people do and had turned the top of her refrigerator and a chair into a display case for her cupcakes and cookies.
I loved the idea and we played cupcake shop for a good amount of time.
We’ve since added to this play. I covered the back of her “stove” with a blanket to act as a wall between her shop and kitchen and she added animals to make it look pretty (and also to serve as customers). I cut up construction paper to work as dollars(so that we could get a little counting practice) and I made her a sign that she helped me color.
Now Gizmo is wanting to open a pizza shop and maybe a toy store! I guess I should honor her spirit of entrepreneurism.