We have a small corner of our yard we call our outdoor kitchen. It’s a place stocked with kitchenware like bowls, spoons, pails, plates, and cups. Our daughter uses natural items from around the yard to mix up her concoctions. We have had a tray of mud in the kitchen for awhile, and Miss E loves making chocolate treats with it.
This past week, she found a new use for the mud. As she was whipping up her latest culinary creation, she accidentally spilled a bit of it on herself. A sly smile spread across her face as she looked at me with mischief. I smiled back realizing muddy clothes can be washed.
Clean up wasn’t as bad as it looks. She ran around in the sprinklers and took off her clothes before running throughout our carpeted house. In addition to playing in our outdoor kitchen, we have done a flower photo hunt, created a land art heart, and made a nature collage heart.
Thank you to those who participated in the last Outdoor Play Party. I enjoyed reading through your ideas. The idea I am featuring this week is the sledding party from Kitchen Counter Chronicles. She gives helpful tips for throwing a simple and successful birthday party. I just love how she allowed an opportunity for the kids to play outdoors during a birthday party, and it also makes me wish we had a bit of snow down here in Central Texas.
Photo by Kitchen Counter Chronicles
What have you been doing outdoors with your kids? I would love for you to share your ideas in our Outdoor Play Blog Hop. If you don’t have a blog, let us know in the comments how your children have enjoyed playing outside.
This post is linked up with Tuesday Tots.