Everything You Need to Set Up Your Toddler’s Play Kitchen

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It’s been said the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it isn’t surprising a play kitchen ends up being the heart of many children’s play spaces. A play kitchen is often the big ticket gift at the top of toddler holiday or birthday lists. And adding a kitchen to your little one’s play space has so many benefits. Like literal years of independent play—from running imaginary restaurants to pretending to be imaginary families. I especially enjoyed every time I was served a creative snack board of pretend foods and desserts (that would taste terrible together IRL) by my own kids.

If your little one already has a play kitchen—or will be receiving one soon—we wanted to roundup some of the best play kitchens and cute accessories to outfit their new play space. From essentials like pots, plates, and pretend food to mini-appliances like coffee and smoothie makers! Read on for everything you need to outfit your toddler’s play kitchen.

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Cloud Play Kitchen

This classic play kitchen will blend into any home decor and has everything your little one needs for plenty of interactive, imaginative play—even a working ice cube dispenser! Plus, it includes a fridge and storage shelf for all their kitchen accessories.

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Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Set

Perfect to set up meals or play restaurant, this eight-piece set includes a lidded pot, colander, two pans, two wooden utensils, and a handy rack to store all the pieces.

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Etsy | Little Boats Designs

Personalized Kids Apron

Every little chef needs an apron! We love this personalized version from Etsy that comes in many colors and cute patterns.

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Etsy | Little Boats Designs

Play Oven Mitts & Pot Holders

Reinforce kitchen safety with kid-sized oven mitts in cute and classic farmhouse stripes. Other patterns available, too!

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Cutting Fruit Set

Help kids hone their fine motor skills by practicing cutting pretend fruit like melon, kiwi, and more! All fruit comes in a wooden crate to help with organization and cleanup, too.

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Etsy | Ann's Craft House

Half Dozen Felt Eggs Set

Add an egg carton to their pretend fridge with eggs they can actually open and “crack." Each handmade egg is made of eco felt.

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Cookie Set

Who doesn’t love dessert? This set includes interchangeable velcro cookies and frosting for little bakers to unleash their creativity. This set was a favorite with both my daughters.

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Kido

Breakfast Toaster Set

Kids can even make avocado toast with this sweet set, complete with a wooden butter dish, toast, and interactive toaster.

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Coffee Maker Set

Little ones will love serving parents their morning coffee from their very own coffee maker with this super cute wooden set.

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Smoothie Maker Set

Mixing up healthy snacks is important, even during pretend play. And this set makes it easy and fun with recipe cards, pretend protein powder, and healthy ingredients (like kale!).

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This post was in partnership with Melissa & Doug but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.