There have been so many fabulous mud kitchens shared in our Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community 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)!
This Mud Kitchen belongs to Teresa B. I love how she incorporated pine cones and wood slices, as well as real pots and pans into her outdoor kitchen. You can see more photos of her Mud Kitchen here.
This clever water station also belongs to Teresa B. It was made from a recycled a Laundry Soap Container
I love the bright colors Julie K. of Julie's Childcare chose for her Mud Kitchen play area,
I also love her use of real kitchen items. You can see more of her kitchen featured here
This fun Kitchen and workstation was created by Ellie B. of Blair Childcare.
It's complete with burners and knobs! What fun!
The two surfaces provide plenty of room for all of the cooks!
This great Mud kitchen belongs to Shelley W.
Used the lattice to store the cooking utensils and cookware was such a clever idea!
This Mud Kitchen belongs to Laura H. of Sweetpea Dayhome.
Don't you just love how she incorporated a real double basin sink?
Look at this cute little sink created by Tammy L. from Today's Play.
What a clever way to re-purpose a table
This outdoor kitchen belongs to Felecia J. of Mrs. Felecia's Playhouse Preschool.
It's a great design with plenty of storage room for all of the essentials!
Laurie's Mud kitchen is so adorable with her faux rock wall and big 2 basin sink.
This Mud kitchen belongs to Debbie M. of Bright Beginnings preschool.
I just love her fun assortment of cookware!
This sweet Mud Kitchen belongs to Jessica Z. It has a great pretend faucet!
This Mud Kitchen belongs to Leisha H. of Gingerbread Play House .
She has a great selection of Kitchen Materials in her space- she even has a phone (love that!)!
This great Kitchen belongs to Jermeisha of Next Generation Christian Home Childcare. I love how much space it has for working, and plenty of room for hanging supplies.
This super Mud Kitchen belongs to Brandy A. of Ms.Brandy's After School and Summer Care I love all of her special touches including her calculator (for calculating costs at the "Cafe), her Chalkboard sign, and adorable Cafe sign.
More Mud Kitchen Resources
DIY Mud Kitchen Tutorial from Mummy Musings and Mayhem
DIY Mud Kitchen Play Food from Munchkins and Moms
A digging pit for your Mud Kitchen from Natural Play Areas U.K
Resources for Making a Mud Kitchen from Community Playthings
Directions for creating a Mud Kitchen from Microhackers
A Simple Mud Kitchen from The Write Start
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