So your kids love baking in their outdoor kitchen and you’re looking for some gorgeous mud kitchen books that will support further learning, creativity, and play.
This list includes gorgeous picture books, reading books, and fun mud kitchen ideas.
I’ve included the book I wrote with my best friend Emma, Published by Wild Dog Books, with all the recipes your kids need to learn basic cooking skills, along with inspiring their own muddy creations.
Mud Kitchen Books for little Muddy Chefs
This is a recipe book for kids, but not for making edible food. Instead, you’ll find recipes for unlickable lasagna, mud and seed cupcakes, and nature’s nachos
The Muddy Chef embraces outdoor play with mud kitchens being accessible to everyone with a bit of outdoor space, dirt, and water.
What happens when two kids are bored on a rainy day? Follow two characters outside to play in their mud kitchen, as they stomp, blend, and mix their way into messy fun.
Lisa loves to play in the mud. What better gift for mom than a mud cake. The perfect book for ages two to six. “Baked with love, made with care”.
Would you eat a wormy, squirmy mud taco? Of course not, but you’d have fun making one!
Marissa loves her big brother, Mario. He always comes up with fun ideas. When playing in their nana’s backyard, they decide to make some squirmy mud tacos.
A rhyming story about an optimistic, wide-eyed child who sources items from the forest to create an amazing mud cake.
An inspiring story for children who love to create in their mud kitchens! Teaching resourcefulness, resilience and about the mini-beasts in our forests!
Fun mud kitchen activities for your children that use natural ingredients that are on-hand or easily obtainable, you’ll help your kids explore concepts like environmentalism, culinary science, creativity, and math, while never losing sight of all the delightful sensory stimulation.
Gloopy, gloppy, gorgeous mud.
Ooozy, smoozy, soupy mud.
Stomp it, poke it, squeeze it, whack it,
Pack it into bricks and stack it.
An energetic picture book ode to rainy days, outdoor play, and siblings, all about oozy, smoozy, squishy mud!
Josh’s best friend, Rosa, loves mud soup but she keeps trying to get Josh to taste it. He’s been able to escape so far, but that’s all about to change. In this simple, multicultural story, kids will relate to Josh’s food anxiety, and page by page, their anticipation will grow along with his until they find out what’s really in mud soup.
Part artist’s book, part cookbook, and part children’s book, Mud Book takes on almost every child’s first attempt at cooking and making. Through the humble mud pie—add dirt and water! It encourages children to explore their imagination and to get their hands dirty, but not to eat their creations.
Kim and Fredy work together measuring and pouring for the special birthday surprise. Now they are dirty, wet, and covered in mud. But why! It’s a surprise at the end. You can also color your very own Mud Cake coloring book inside.
A young boy with an affinity for mud also has a unique way of washing for dinner. If only everyone had a The Marvelous Mud Washing Machine!
Jeff Foxworthy warms the hearts of kids both big and little with poems that have been hand-selected for beginning readers to enjoy. Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to any I Can Read library!
Dufus is pretty good at making mud pies, just ask his mom. He should really have his own cooking show.
We hope you love all our mud kitchen books and they inspire you and your children to get creative with mud, sand, and nature out in the garden.
Know of another mud kitchen book for kids? Tell me below in the comments and I’ll add it to the collection!