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Playing in mud takes you right back to your childhood Fun stuff

Playing in mud takes you right back to your childhood Fun stuff


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The author enjoying a mud puddle. Adults can also benefit from mud play!

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All it takes to create a mud kitchen is a working surface, some pots and pans, access to raw materials, and a good location.

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I was going to make a mud pie but a mud man was soooo much more fun.

Happy children sitting on a tree branch.

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“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

The fantastic benefits of mud kitchens for early child development through sensory play, role play, imaginative play, maths and hands on exploration!

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What makes an overweight, out-of-shape person spend upwards of $60 to endure 3.5 to 10.1 miles of physical activity they have been avoiding for years? Mud!

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A collection of fun games to play outside.

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Camping with kids brings out the kid in everyone. Your family will learn to appreciate nature and develop their own love for the outdoors.

Make pretend food for your kid's mud kitchen using stones- brilliant!

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A collection of fun outdoor games for kids of all ages. These are great game

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A collection of fun outdoor games for kids at school.

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