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5 Mud Kitchen Play Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

A mud kitchen is a great addition to the garden for the kids. It can provide hours of imaginative play, encourage them to play both alone and with siblings or you, it encourages them to get closer to nature and learn to explore their surroundings. Free play is probably the most popular way of using a mud kitchen but if you wanted to create a play setup I have 5 mud kitchen play ideas that your kids will love.

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Reusable Water Balloons Review

Many years ago, before I fully realised the impact we were having on the environment with our disposable lifestyles, we would buy Jake those cheap single-use water balloons that went onto a hose. After several uses, I came to realise that a.) they were a complete waste of money and b.) that it was impossible to pick up every tiny piece that had broken away and I was left finding them in flower beds, in the grass etc for months afterwards. I very quickly put a stop to us purchasing them and I felt incredibly guilty for it each time he would see them in the shops and ask for them. I mean, I get it, it is so much fun for a child and you don’t want to let them down, but I knew I couldn’t allow this needless waste to happen in our home. So, when The Clever Cactus showed reusable water balloons on her social media channels a little while ago, I knew I had found the perfect solution! Here is a little more on what they are, how they work and what we think of them.

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Growing up, I would spend most of my time outdoors, whether that was at our local park, riding my bike, going on long walks with friends or climbing trees in the woods, I was at my happiest when both active and out of the house. It was inevitable that I would marry somebody with a similar outlook and having grown up in the countryside, my husband spent a lot of his time in the same way. Having children has meant that we’ve not only loved having the opportunity to go out and find new places to explore but also discovering new ways of entertaining our little ones in our own back garden with the use of messy play, with water play tables, a sandpit, mud kitchen and their very own garden in which they have been learning to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

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