Steer your little ones away from their screens and into the outdoors with projects designed to spark their insight, dexterity, and imagination: Just add mud! With parenting blogger Sophie Pickles’s expert guidance, you’ll transform your backyard into a lively space where your children can experiment with different textures―there’s even a taste-safe alternative!―and understand the wonderful world around them.
Using natural ingredients that are on-hand or easily obtainable, you’ll help your kids explore concepts like environmentalism, culinary science, creativity, and math, while never losing sight of all the delightful sensory stimulation. Bond over the sheer fun of Shape Play, or try out Muddy River for an introduction to physics. Watch them delight in creating their own food station, with projects like Juice and Mud Café. Better yet, help them build the blocks of critical thinking and observational skills, with activities like Mud Investigation.