Tuesday, October 23, 2012

new booklet on making a mud kitchen

A mud kitchen includes elements of the much-loved domestic corner and cooking from indoor play, which are then hugely enriched through the special nature of being outside.  - Jan White

Mud kitchens, mud pie kitchens, outdoor kitchens - no matter what you choose to call them - are such a valuable addition to any outdoor play space that I have blogged about them time and time again.

Jan White, author and all round outdoor play guru clearly shares my enthusiasm for all things mud pie kitchen.  So much so that she has written the book on it.  A free, easy to download booklet called "Making a Mud Kitchen."

Says Jan:

There are hundreds of wonderful, homemade mud kitchens being shared on blogs and pinterest around the world – take a nice long tour and be enthused and inspired!
If you are looking for an inexpensive and simple addition to your outdoor space that will provide hours of engagement for children of all ages, then you can't go past a mud pie kitchen, and you can't go past "Making a Mud Kitchen" for inspiration.


  1. Help! Although the staff love the mud kitchen we have made and they talk about all the great observations they make of the children's play and learning-they can't seem to get past the fact it looks a bit messy-any suggestions?

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! We're keen to add a mud kitchen to our outdoor play space!

  3. Mud kitchen is a good idea for outdoor play. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Does anybody know where our families can purchase the "full-body smocks/aprons" that are pictured in the booklet?

  5. does anybody know where you can get those "full-body smock/aprons" pictured in the booklet?

  6. HI Jenny, thanks for blogging this! I think my new email (janwhite56@hotmail.co.uk) might go into your trash as I didn't hear back from you while I was working on the images for this - would love to be back in touch and keep sharing the passion for mud, Jan x