So many of us think about making mud pies and stews when we reminisce about our childhood. What a fun way to build on that activity and learning.

Top 20 of Mud Kitchen Ideas for Kids

outdoor 20 mud kitchen ideas in mini decoration 2 with outdoor kitchen mud kitchen inspiration best of (Outdoor Wood Tree Stumps)

Dry river bed sand pit. A natural sand box for children

A Dry river bed instead of a traditional sand pit. Large and smaller river rock lining a sand river with tree stumps, ferns and toys. This is a home daycare that has a lot of natural play elements in their backyard play environment.

A self-watering hanging basket - perfect if you're going away (or just forget to give your plants a drink!)

Plant a Winter Hanging Basket

Self watering hanging basket. The link shows putting a small pot in center and filling with water but I like the water bottle idea shown in illustration.remember to line bottom with plastic bag (between the soil and fiber or moss) - Gardening For Life

DIY Sandbox- so simple! This is really all we need and I could do it myself.

DIY Sandbox

DIY Sandbox Are you a beginning wood crafter or DIY project maker? Give this simple but great DIY Sandbox a try!

great idea to build a sand box into patio... then when kids get older turn it into a fire pit?

Lgreat idea to build a sand box into patio. then when kids get older turn it into a fire pit?

water post with plastic bottle

Fun with water, great recycled plastic bottle project. This could be pretty if you used wine bottles. It's just a matter of figuring out how to cut a hole in the side.

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for kids - I like the idea of using or building a table and cutting out a space for the water bin (and adding supports underneath).

Studio Marijke Schipper: televisie

From the lounge area to the playhouse, this entire backyard is perfect for a family! Fun colors and layout.