About three days before physical distancing was recommended, we finally finished Lucy's mud kitchen. I have wanted her to have one for a long time, and we finally found a great solution (cutting the legs off my mostly unused potting bench). My parents were in town to watch Lucy while I photographed a wedding and my dad finished the project! We have used it every day since then! (these pictures are from way back in March but we still use it almost every day)
She loves finding things to "cook" in our yard and I love watching her and "sampling" her menu. Sometimes we take socially distanced hikes and collect things along the way to bring home for the kitchen. I can't wait to see how her imagination grows as she continues to cook things up.
Does your child love to be a nature chef? Consider creating a mud kitchen. They are the best!
So beyond the fact that I loved being a nature chef when I was little, Mud kitchens serve many many developmental purposes. How great is it that play is learning. Seriously!
-fine motor development
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I reccomend using old pots or visting your local good will to stock your kitchen!