Did you ever make mud pies when you were little? I loved making them, and playing in the mud in general. I remember spending many a summer afternoon sitting in our rock garden trying to make pools and rivers in the soil. Messy play is so important to child development. As the weather has been so nice of late we have been spending most of our afternoons outside. I have been setting up a mud pie kitchen for BB to play with. It has been a huge hit.

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To set up a mud pie kitchen you will need:

  • Old pots and pans
  • Cutlery
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Soil

It doesn’t take much to set up. I simply put out some old bowls, pans, child friendly cutlery out for BB. I filled a couple of bowls with some grass and flowers.

Mud pie kitchen

When BB came out after his nap he was a little unsure at first. After I showed him what to do he was off and having a blast.

Mud pie kitchen

When it came to tidy up time I got s big bucket of water for us to wash the bowls and things. Which turned into a soup making session with BB adding leaves and mixing it all up. It did still lead to a clean pots and pans, so it really was a win win situation.

Mud pie kitchen

He likes to make everyone sit down and serves us all part of his mud pies.

Now when ever we are outside BB goes to the basket where we store all the stuff, takes some things out and starts up a mud pie kitchen.

If you enjoyed this mud pie kitchen play be sure to check out a sock filter and soap and water play.soap and water play.

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Mud pie kitchen messy outside play for children.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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