Making Messy Mud Pies

It's Monday and that means it's time for our entry to Karen of Two Tiny Hands #ABC123Challenge. This week we are focusing in on the letter m. There are lots of things all around beginning with the letter 'm'. We decided to come up with something simple that we are sure a lot of little ones would enjoy and encourages messy play. For this one you'll definitely want to dress your child in their old clothes that you don't mind them getting dirty in.
Making Messy Mud Pies

Things That Begin With The Letter M


Making Messy Mud Pies
motor skills/marshmallows/mouse/mud/moon/mushroom/meat/museum/mixing
Just like last week where there were many things beginning with the letter 'l' the letter 'm' can also be found at the start of numerous words. I thought I'd compile an image with all the things we have experienced beginning with that letter. I'm sure there are many more words too. 

Making Messy Mud Pies


Making Messy Mud Pies

Today though I thought we'd focus in on mud. Given that the rain appears to have returned and we have some soil in our garden that isn't being used to grow things we thought we'd mix the two together. This then got poured into a plastic cupcake tray and decorated with little things like dandelions and daisies from the garden. 

Making Messy Mud Pies 


Making Messy Mud Pies

As you can see this is such a simple make for our children to create. I chose eldest to help me with this as I trust her not to eat the garden. My youngest is still at the stage where she's putting play dough in her mouth given half the chance!

A Mud Kitchen


Making Messy Mud Pies

The idea of a mud kitchen made from a pallet and placed in the garden would make for a great addition for play I think. We just need to find time to create it. This is what the mud kitchen looks like at a Forest School we once visited. My eldest has certainly grown a lot since we visited.

Have your kids made mud pies in the garden?


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  1. Ohh! That looks like fantastic messy fun! I know my youngest would love making mud pies. #MMBC

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  2. As a former early years practitioner I love this #familyfun@_karendennis

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  3. I remember doing this as a kid and loving it! #bigpinklink

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  4. That looks like one good mud pie! My mummy and I love making them in the garden, however it drives daddy up the wall with the mess! #GlobalBlogging x

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  5. This looks a cool activtity, mud always goes down well and my kiddos can spend ages entertaining themselves with it X #familyfunlinky

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  6. I used to love making mud pies as a kid. For some unbeknown reason my daughter has never done this. That will have to change! I used to have hours of fun making them. That's tomorrow's outdoor activity sorted anyway. X #FamilyFunLinky

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  7. Mud pies are the best! I used to love making them at that age :)

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  8. Love the cupcake tray idea! I'm always trying to find old plant pots but the tray is very convenient. I will be trying this with my son at the weekend! #TriumphantTales

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  9. Love it!Great idea.Bring on the summer!

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  10. I’m visiting again with #GlobalBlogging

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  11. I wish I could handle the mud as well as my little boy does, he loves it! Thanks for joining in with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week!

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  12. Love mud-pies and mud kitchens! And I see your pies come with snails, too 😀 How very French haha xx #MMBC

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  13. What fun messy play! I remember doing these as a kid. Fab activity :)

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC x

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  14. He he we've got Mud Kitchen this week 😂.. nonpallet one here too, I'd love a proper out door kitchen but we've just gone for using the tools in a basket. Love the mud pies though, Robert hasn't got this concept yet he just likes filling and pouring!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  15. I'm visiting again with the #DreamTeam

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  16. I loved playing with mud as a child. This is great fun activity. #MMBC

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  18. Making mud pies is always good fun and I love the way your eldest has decorated hers. #countrykids

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  19. We had children making and creating in our mud kitchen today. It is such a lovely resource for kids to inspire creativity and enjoyment of nature. Keep those mud pies coming, the daisies are a lovely touch on top.

    Thank you for sharing on #CountryKids

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