Monday, December 30, 2013

Play Kitchen Grocery List

A couple weeks ago I was making a grocery list (one of my least favorite things to do in the world besides the actual grocery shopping).  The only thing that made it better was Charley writing along side me.  I made a simple list for her with three of her favorite things:  milk, bananas and broccoli.  I added little pictures next to the words.  The kindergarten teacher in me loved when she “read” the list to Daddy (pointing to the pictures of course). 
Annnnyway, that brings me to today’s post.  A simple and fun way to add a little print into your toddler’s life.  All you need is an empty frame and a chalkboard wall.  If you don’t have a chalkboard wall, which I’m guessing is most of you, then you would just use a frame with paper inside, minus the glass.  Or you could keep the glass inside and use a dry erase marker on top of it.
Right next to Charley’s play kitchen nook I hung an empty, super cheap Ikea frame using 3M picture hangers.  I bet you can guess what I did next.  I wrote a simple list with chalk.  Bam, an ever changing grocery list for your little. 
I love when I can overhear Charley reading her list.  So sweet.
By the way, did you spot the small chest of drawers in the playroom?  It’s a new addition thanks to a $12 thrift shop find.  It needs a little work seeing as it’s currently painted with a faux wood finish.  But I'm excited to have some closed storage in there, as opposed to all open shelving.  Especially since B.J. and I have been busy trying to organize the aftermath of Christmas 2013.  Extra storage is always appreciated.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Happy New Year (tomorrow)!!! Pin It


  1. Love this! Great idea for our little play kitchen as well.