by Sharron Krull
International Mud Day was June 29. Did you miss it? Children from all over the world celebrated by experiencing the natural joys of playing in the mud! My 9-year-old grandson, Tate, didn’t hesitate to join in the fun!
A wonderful and inviting addition to your outdoor classroom is the mud kitchen. A mud kitchen encourages dramatic play and allows for the messy, creative, and sensory experiences that all children need.
This Mud Kitchen is made from eucalyptus wood and has a working pump that you can fill with water. Children will love using the real faucet to make muddy concoctions and pretend food. Kids can even wash up in the sink when they are done playing. There is a shelf and hooks for storing kitchenware.
Add the Stainless Steel Utensil Set—which includes a colander, three pans, lid, whisk, ladle, slotted spoon, spaghetti server, wooden spoons, forks, large spoons, small spoons, and knives—to give your mud kitchen an authentic feel.
Time to get started! No mud, no problem! You can buy topsoil from a nursery or a building supplier. By mixing soil, water, sand and other natural materials like leaves, pebbles, or grass any chef can mix up a culinary treat. Bon appétit!
- Birthday Flower Cake—dirt + sand + water + flowers + small sticks as candles
- Mud Pie—soil + rocks + water + sprinkle of sand
- Dirt Cupcake—dirt + water + muffin tins/cupcake liners + small rocks + shells
- Petal Soup—flower petals + blades of grass + water
- Stick Stew—dirt + grass + leaves + sticks + acorns + water
- Hot Chocolate—dirt + water + sun
- Dirt Dough—3 cups dirt + 3 cups flour + 1 cup oil
- Leaf Bread—dirt + flour + water + leaves on top
Mud Kitchen (MUDKIT)
Prep & Serve Stainless-Steel Utensil Set (PREPTIME)