Amelia is in a phase right now where she LOVES to "do the dishes." Really all she is doing is running (cold) water over them but we praise her for her willingness to help and let her "wash the dishes" for us. Our friend, Lisa, gave Amelia a bath toy set for Christmas that is dishes, in a drainer (with suction cups), that are dirty and come clean in warm water.
Perfect timing! I suctioned it to the kitchen window and made it a kitchen sink toy instead of a bath toy! Now when she gets the urge to "wash dishes" she can wash these instead of the real ones!