The Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Set helps kids learn nutrition, shapes, colors, and other important skills by playing with colorful, realistic felt food. This 33-piece play set includes a variety of breads, meats, cheeses, vegetables, and condiments that children can use to create hundreds of sandwiches. Kids can be the chef or the customer, remembering sandwich orders or enjoying a friend's fantastical culinary creation. This set also includes a guide to the detailed, realistic toy food pieces and a selection of games and activities to inspire educational, imaginative play.
Realistic Felt Food Inspires the Imagination
With the Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich set, your child can be the chef, server, or customer. Place an order and wait for your little one to get your order just right, or watch as he or she creates meals for friends or dolls. This set includes games and activities to help children learn about mealtime, counting, colors, and shapes.
Wide Variety of Foods Teaches Nutrition
With 33 pieces to choose from, kids can learn the difference between healthy and less healthy meals and begin to discover what they like to eat. A guide on the Sandwich set package identifies the different meats, cheeses, condiments, vegetables, and breads. Our testers had a little trouble distinguishing between similar-looking pieces, such as the round, off-white turkey and provolone slices, but with a little help, kids will understand what each piece represents.
Felt Bread and Fillings for Easy Stacking
Unlike wood or plastic toy food, the felt pieces in the Sandwich set stack easily. The felt's texture adds extra friction, so your child's culinary masterpieces will stay together until they're ready to try a new combination.
Each piece of food is durable, with tight stitching and dense stuffing for the different breads and the egg. Our testers enjoyed the different thicknesses of the nearly life-size pieces, which add extra tactile interest and mimic the size of the various real foods. Printed pieces have details on both sides.
Extra Details Help Kids Learn
Thoughtful details like stitched veins on the lettuce and printed seeds and textures on the tomatoes and salami help kids identify each piece's real-world counterpart. Different colors distinguish wheat and white bread as well as pickles and cucumbers, so playtime can also offer an easy, natural vocabulary lesson.
Aids Memory, Sorting, and Hand-Eye Coordination
The brightly colored parts of the Sandwich set offer a variety of opportunities for learning. Children can sort the ingredients into vegetables and meats or try to remember a friend's favorite sandwich. As they stack the felt pieces into a simple PB&J or a towering Dagwood sandwich, they'll practice hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Durable Felt Pieces for Years of Playtime
Each piece this Sandwich set is made of durable die-cut or stitched acrylic felt that can be cleaned with a damp cloth. These sandwich pieces are not machine washable and should not be put in a dishwasher, microwave, or oven.
About Melissa & Doug
Started in the garage of Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have garnered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.
Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company's stringent safety requirements. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.
What's in the Box
Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Set.
Felt Food--Sandwich Set
At a Glance:
- Realistic toy food encourages imaginative play
- Kids can learn about colors, shapes, and nutrition
- Sturdy felt pieces stack together easily
- Food pieces are detailed with stitching or printing
- Toy food can be cleaned with a damp cloth
- Three years and up
- Ready to play