This book is a mud kitchen cookbook for kids. Inside you’ll find muddy recipes like unlickable lasagne, mud and seed cupcakes and nature’s nachos.
Your children will follow simple instructions using ‘ingredients’ from the backyard like mud, leaves and flowers and whip up a creation of their choice in their garden.
Children today spend less time outdoors. If they don’t know what to do when told to ‘play outside’ this book will help get them started.
It is the perfect companion to a child’s muddy backyard space or outdoor kitchen and a lovely way to add literacy to play.
Don’t have a mud kitchen?
If you’re not sure what a mud kitchen is, start here.
I’ve seen firsthand how a mud kitchen benefits children. You will be rewarded with children who:
- are creative problem solvers
- enjoy playing both socially and independently
- love going outside!
You don’t have to spend a fortune to set one up either.
Buy some cheap second-hand cooking utensils, or better yet, family or friends might be glad to donate some to you.
Then, dig up some dirt in your backyard, or get some from your local landscape supply shop.
Set out the kitchen equipment in a safe area and let your kids go for it.
We hope that you and your young nature lovers, mud makers, and mud kitchen bakers will adore this gorgeous book too.