It’s the school holidays and if you are enjoying a staycation like us your children may enjoy getting outside and playing in the mud. As a young girl, I loved cooking my own pretend mud cakes and flower stews. Over the years my children have all had their own version of a mud kitchen outside where they cook muddy foods and serve stones and stick meals.
Hamish had a wonderful wooden mud kitchen fully kitted for all types of Jamie Oliver pretend cooking play but you don’t need to invest in a costly wooden mud kitchen to help the kids enjoy the mud. Simply offer them a few pots and pans, plates, bowls, and cutlery. some plastic jars to hold flower petals, grass, stones, and sticks as the ingredients and a lot of imagination will keep them busy for ages.
Pretend or imaginative play is one of the best ways for kids to work on developing their ability to self-regulate.
- Wooden Spoon
- What are some notable observations?
- Different colors?
- Different textures?
- Can you feel the elements…maybe tear them to pieces?
- Do they float in water?