yesterday at ikea i saw these little kids pots and pans and we just had to get them. i set him up with some uncooked rice and some stuffing (yea, i'm not really sure what i was thinking, but i'm sure that was better than flour and sugar).... and he went to town. it really was a blast seeing him so intent and focused, plus i was able to fix dinner without disruption. the mess afterwards was worth the joy.