Thanksgiving Play Cook-Off

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word, “Thanksgiving”? For me and my family, it's the food!  I love the thought of families coming together in the kitchen to prepare a meal and enjoy it with each other.

I spend most of Thanksgiving day (and the days leading up to it) in the kitchen, my favorite place in the house!   

So, of course, when it came to setting up a Thanksgiving-themed play provocation, I had to do something that features a feast!

Here’s what you’ll need for a “Thanksgiving Cook Off”: 

  1. Fresh dough. I like to use mostly naturally colored dough for cooking provocations or the beautiful fall colors from our Thanksgiving Set! 
  2. Set up small bowls with just a bit of your favorite spices (think: cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, etc.).
  3. Grab the cooking tools—a small baking tray, pie-dish, rolling pin, cake stand, whatever you have around.
  4. Add any loose materials you have at home, like beads, acorns or tree cookies. These make for the best toppings!

To switch things up for the littles, change up where you play, and bring the fun into the kitchen. Plus, it’s a great way to keep them occupied while you’re prepping the real feast!

Dough challenge: Create your favorite Thanksgiving dish classics, whether it’s sweet potatoes with marshmallows or stuffing. We want to see ‘em! Tag us in your tasty creations @the_dough_project.

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