The temperatures in WI have not exactly been what I would call hot yet. Our summer weather has been dipping down into the 50s on far too many days for my taste. Which means that the sprinkler has only come out twice so far. My idea for our backyard play had been that the mud kitchen would start making serious appearances once I could get the sprinkler out and have an easy way to clean her off. But Sam has grown impatient and is really wanting to play in the mud! So, in a slight drizzle today (oh all the days for her to be begging to play outside!) I got her some big jugs of water and let her go to town in the mud kitchen.
We have a pretty random collection of supplies in our mud kitchen but it boils down to things I found around the house or things my parents found in their basement that they were happy to pass along. Lots of old, worn out kitchen supplies seem to be the bigggest hits and then of course the garden tools that help her in actually getting some mud. She create wonderful looking trays full of "food" that she then sets out in the yard for the bugs and birds to feast on!
My feature idea for the week come from Little Learning for Two (love that title!). Her idea of threading leaves is so simple but looks like a great outdoor quiet activity for little ones. I think Sam would have fun with these and both girls would enjoy collecting the leaves! Have to keep this in my bag of tricks for this Fall for sure.
How did you spend your week outdoors?
Share your outdoor play with us. Here’s just a few guidelines for sharing.
> Any kind of outdoor play is welcome. If it happened outside, then please link it up
> Please do not share any competitions or promotions
> Please link back to this post
> Each week we will feature an activity from the previous week. By contributing you are giving permission for an image and link from your post to be republished.
Thanks for sharing.