Here is a little overview of Sixtine and Victoire’s kitchen materials. I believe Sixtine was about 15 months when we started baking together so Victoire has a little way to go but she now owns an adorable toddler apron (on the right)! I can’t wait to see her wear it! Thank you again so much Beth. Still can’t believe that my baby turned one yesterday! Time flies when you are having fun. We also have some child-sized cutlery and few more things I didn’t think of photographing but I hope this will be a good source of inspiration!

  1. Glass pitcher with lid
  2. Mini vegetable brush
  3. Mini wooden rolling pin – available in my shop
  4. Banana slicer - really good for little hands, see Sixtine in action here
  5. Strawberry slicer
  6. Wooden spreaders (left/right)
  7. Mini snack containers
  8. Wooden kitchen utensils and spatula – available in my shop
  9. Oven mitt – Sixtine got it as a gift on Christmas day. It is from France but I don’t know where from.
  10. Wooden cutting board – it is on the smaller side but I don’t know where we got it.
  11. Toddler aprons – available here and here
  12. Wavy chopper - one of Sixtine’s favorite. It is a great alternative to real knives.
  13. Mini whisk – available in my shop
  14. First glasses - they are really fantastic! Here is a little video of Victoire using one
  15. Small plastic juicer
  16. Mini dish brush
  17. Place mat – from Ikea, I just used a marker to draw

I would love to see your children in the kitchen – feel free to link to your blog or recommend wonderful materials if anything comes to mind. Deb

16 thoughts on “Our Montessori Kitchen Materials

  1. Judith (little bilingues)

    Ooooh I didn’t know Victoire turned 1 yesterday! Happy birthday to her, she seems so adorable and happy all the time! What did you get her for this special occasion? My goddaughter will turn 1 in July so I’m starting to look for some great ideas :)

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hello Judith, thank you for your comment! I know, we are having a party this coming Sunday so I will post about it then but yes, Victoire celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday. I was so emotional!
      We got her her first doll (she loves her sister’s dolls and that was also Sixtine’s first birthday present), as well as clothing, and a few books. We usually go by: “one thing to play with, one thing to wear and one thing to read”. Our family and friends are also contributing to a mini play kitchen! How exciting! She will also get a toddle truck (Ikea). She also got some clothing from friends and a beautiful toddler apron! I will e-mail you a few more ideas as they come :)
      Congratulations again on the publishing of your first book! You should be proud!

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      1. Judith (little bilingues)

        I love your “one thing to play with, one thing to wear and one thing to read” concept and I think I will use it for my goddaughter! Would love to know what kind/brands of dolls you usually buy for Sixtine (and now Victoire!)… It’s hard to find good quality and “de bon gout” dolls for toddlers… :S The French brand “Corolle” maybe?

        I’m glad my book is finally printed and published but there is still a lot of work to do regarding marketing/communication… that is part of the publishing adventure (both challenging and exciting!) :)

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        1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

          Yes, it works great at Christmas too! We love Corolle’s too and I would suggest you get her one. They are just the best. The small local toy store we buy our toys from is temporarily close so I can’t check the brand of their dolls yet but I will when they reopen.

          I hear you. Great content is not everything, getting the word out is just as much work (this works for blogging too). I wish you the best of luck now! x

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  2. Meghan

    Happy birthday Victoire!

    I think I clicked on half of these links. We’ve been slowly gathering mini-sized kitchen implements, but as Jasper’s interest grows, I think I will have to make a big order of things that are trickier to find, like the vegetable brush or the wavy chopper.

    I’d been considering just tracing/drawing a place-setting onto one of our Ikea placemats, so hopefully you’ve inspired me to be brave and try it! It’s a pretty low-risk adventure : )

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      You are welcome and thank you Meghan!
      I ordered a few at a time but my husband’s sisters got together for Sixtine’s second birthday and we were able to place a bigger order which was really nice. We don’t want toys, we want practical life items! haha
      Re. the placemats: you’ve got this ;) !
      Have a lovely weekend, Deb x

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  3. Anne

    Happy Birthday to Victoire! Can’t wait to read a party post! ;) Thanks for sharing your child-sized kitchen tools. How do you store them? I’m thinking about clearing out a drawer for E’s tools…

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Thank you Anne! I have so much work to do for the party – Pinterest is my best friend and worst enemy!

      Re. Sixtine’s materials: I store them in a special drawer in the kitchen (which is only hers). Her apron, and some other materials have a spot of their own and she knows where to find them! Enjoy your weekend x

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  4. Mars M.

    Happy birthday, Victoire! Beautiful things! I wish I can find things like these locally. We usually have them shipped internationally for our school.

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  5. kenza

    Happy birthday then! Love all these little things. My son has been helping in the kitchen since very very young and he still does (he is five now), but I have to admit I have always given him grown-ups stuff to cook and the knife was simply not very sharp. He does have his little apron though. And he just learned how to actually break an egg properly and without mess. I love children in the kitchen! Thanks for this post it is beautiful!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Merci Kenza! I do too.
      Sixtine won’t let me cook alone now – she just loves to be part of the baking process :)
      Child-sized tools just make it that easier for them and help a lot with confidence too.

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