Today I’m taking part in the monthly Kid Craft Challenge. The theme this month is outdoor crafts which is perfect for this time of year. Our children love to be outdoors and their favourite place to be is our lovely mud kitchen, find out how to build a mud kitchen here. So today we’re sharing our recipe for simple mud kitchen food.
In previous years they’ve had fun turning it into a cafe and I’m often brought strange concoctions which are their latest soup recipe or hot chocolate. Our mud kitchen seems to inspire them to be creative which is just what we wanted. You can read about their adventures inspired by George’s Marvellous Medicine or making mud cakes in our mud kitchen.
We wanted to craft something with a little more permanence so over the weekend we made simple mud kitchen food which can be used again and again. First we wrote a little shopping list of the kind of foods the children wanted to play with.
Then we gathered our supplies – smooth stones and permanent marker pens. Then the children decorated their stones, experimenting with different colours to make sure they showed up on the dark surfaces.
When it wasn’t always clear what their pictures were I just added the word a little later!
We had a good discussion about all the different meals they could make in their mud kitchen. I can’t wait to see what happens with the mud kitchen opens for business again!
Today we’re taking part in the monthly Kid Craft Challenge with some other bloggers, don’t forget to pop over and see what they’ve been making:
Nature Inspired Portraits by The Resourceful Mama
Mud Kitchen Food by The Gingerbread House
Flower Petal Suncatcher by Play & Learn Everyday
Nature Stone Spiral Craft by Raising Fairies & Knights