Our mud kitchen is now full of donated saucepans, pots and dishes. The children are having great fun, totally absorbed mixing and making mud pies. Mud kitchens provide something quite different to a soil digging patch, whilst also being much more easily managed. A mud kitchen includes elements of the much-loved home corner and cooking from indoor play, which are then hugely enriched through the special nature of being outside. Mud kitchens work well all year round, and will be used as a core element of our continuous provision outside. During the Spring pots of bulbs and herbs will be added to the area.
For more ideas see Jan Whites blog