My mother-in-law was cleaning out her pantry and had a lot of expired food she didn’t want. I boxed them up and took them home, but not to eat. I grabbed a muffin tin and filled each cup with different foods. Put an old sheet on the floor and let the kids loose. I gave them each a little pitcher of water and some utensils. They played for at least an hour before the 18 month old (at the time) started getting bored. I dumped the food as their mixing bowls became full, and let them create more.
- seasoning packets
Use what you have or can spare, it doesn’t take much to fill up a muffin tin. Make sure you provide lots of different measuring spoons, bowls, pans, pitchers, and whisks. Have fun and get a little dirty!