What toddler does not love playing in the kitchen cabinet!? My kids were always scrounging in the cabinets while I was cooking or working in the kitchen. Dishes make it into the tub and even outside. We bought a few metal pans just so our baby girl can use them in the sand box. Twenty-five cents is a pretty cheap sand toy. And she love to use the wooden spoon to make some noise. It is not just about the cooking, eating, and serving. It is certainly about the memories.