Our preschoolers have been busy cooking up masterpieces in the kitchen – the mud kitchen that is! Hours are spent mixing, pouring, transporting, plating and serving. They are loving the opportunity to mimic “home” play.
Mud kitchens have some structure given a defined kitchen space with a well stocked variety of loose parts – pots, pans, dishes and utensils. However, they are designed to give preschoolers free opportunity to collect their own ingredients from the outdoor environment – flowers, leaves, sticks, and of course, mud – so be sure there is plenty of water.
The opportunities are endless – a chocolate mud pie, a lobster stew, a birthday cake, and whatever else they can mix up. And that’s what keeps them coming back again and again and again.