4-3 Play in Mud and Build a Mud Kitchenx

Mud is a fabulous medium for exploration and discovery for children. The Mud Kitchen invites children to become scientists, cooks, entrepreneurs, and artists. Have you ever thought about what would happen if every outdoor classroom included a Mud Kitchen and all parents, families, teachers, and communities embraced and valued Mud as a teaching tool? Children just might navigate their world feeling the freedom to get dirty and explore without hesitation! Did you know mud can make you happier? Mud Play connects children to nature and playing in Mud has health benefits.

Welcome to More than Mud Pies: Making a Mud Kitchen Module 4-3. In this course, you will be exploring all the elements for making your own one-of-a-kind Mud Kitchen. If you have any questions, leave a comment below or email me a victoria@outdoor-classrooms.com. If you would like to connect with other Mud Kitchen enthusiasts, check out our CIRCLE Membership.


  • Learn a different step by step process for building a Mud Kitchen
  • Get inspired to add new ideas to your one-of-a-kind Mud Kitchen

Session Checklist:

  • Download Step 5 Workbook
  • Watch Play in Mud & Build a Mud Kitchen
  • Implement new ideas into your Mud Kitchen
  • Take pictures and share with the Facebook group


  1. WRITE a Reflection and earn your participation certification
  2. DOWNLOAD: Mud Kitchen Activities Workbook

Download Workbook

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