Mud Pie Gardening


Location, Location, Location… I set up this mud pie kitchen a few days ago and the kids would not go near it. They were just so uninterested.

Since then I have moved it several times and then today after setting it up in one place Kaia said “Mommy why can’t you just set up the mud by the flowers”. Well the child had spoken so I listened. And then something amazing happened Kaia and Mikey both started playing with the setup.
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At first I thought this would be a mud pie kitchen I had muffin tins, spoons, pie tins etc setup but the kids got rid of most of it and decided it was a gardening station primarily for flowers

They spent well over an hour gardening picking flowers and transplanting them to the mud pie garden

They would fill their little pitcher of water and continue on their way making sure every flower had lots of water and dirt to grow healthy and strong

Kaia chose the place it was right under her favorite easy to pick flowers

Some wonderful creations


I also set out some bugs thinking they would want to play with those too and add to the whole garden experience. But alas no. I learned my lesson sometimes simpler is better and its all about location

Comments

  1. This looks like a lot of fun! A wonderful way to spend a sunny morning or afternoon in the garden 🙂

  2. Looks like loads of fun for them both & as a teacher I am constantly finding that activities I was so excited about & thought I had set up perfectly, just don’t appeal in that way to the children. Being flexible as you were is the key.

  3. Like how youfollowed your kids lead in move the set up, and itckearky worked. Thanks for stopping by the Outdoor Play Party

  4. I love it! I especially love that this invitation to play got their wheels turning, and they came up with an activity of their own.

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