There have been so many fabulous mud kitchens shared in our Pre-K Fun Facebook group over the last few years.
Mud kitchens provide Children the opportunity to explore nature through dramatic play. They provide children with sensory experiences, opportunities to cooperate with others, as well as many new ways to explore language.
Mud kitchens can be made from a variety of recycled materials, and can be as elaborate or as simple as you want. Don't pass up the opportunity to stock them with real cooking utensils, pots, and pans.
In addition to mud, you can also include other loose parts for "Ingredients" such as: Twigs, Flowers, Rocks, Seeds and cut wood slices.
I hope you enjoy this collection of Outdoor Kitchens from our group, as well as inspiration from around the web. Be sure to click on the links to be re-directed to the source for additional information and directions. Happy Cooking (with mud)!
The Educators in our community inspire me every day. They always have such clever and creative spaces to share with each other. Below you will find 30+ outdoor spaces perfect for your preschoolers. Grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy!
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A morning sign-in and evening sign-out routine is a great name recognition activity-kids just LOVE finding their names!
Place the Who is here Today? sign-in mat, and the Who is at home? sign-out mat in your welcome Area, or in a binder. As the children arrive in the morning they find their name on the "Who is at home?" mat and move their names to the "Who is here today?" mat (attach with velcro). Likewise in the evening after they are ready to go, they move their names again.
You will find the children are excited to find their own name, and will soon be discovering their friends names as well. In the evening, the children look forward to getting ready to go in a timely manner so that they can "Sign-Out" right before they leave.
This can also be used as a group activity, as a start to your morning, or a circle time activity as well. This set includes Sign-In/Sign-Out mats and name cards for the months of January-July (A new set will be on it's way soon for Aug-Dec).
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Melissa. On this site you will find a variety of Pre-K printable games, activities, and resources for early childhood educators.
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