Make mud pies
This is a fun activity that your kids will love to play for hours and hours creating lots of messy fun in the mud.
What you need:
- Plates and bowls (optional)
Number of players:
Look for a spot in the backyard where there is good soil.
Collect some soil using the scoop and place it in the bucket.
Add enough water to the soil to make it damp without becoming soupy.
Work the soil by hand until it looks like thick mud.
You may need to add more water to get the right texture.
Once you've got the right consistency, your kids will enjoy making mud pies that they can shape by hand or by using old plates and bowls.
- The backyard is a great place to find things to decorate the pies – look for petals, twigs, leaves and small stones.
- Making mud pies is a messy business so don't start this activity if you're not prepared to have some muddy kids at the end of it!