Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Toddler Activity: Nature Soup

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Yesterday, Simon and I went out to play. We brought a bucket of water with us, and once outside, we grabbed some of his designated outdoor toys such as a couple of shovels and miscellaneous containers. One of the things we did while out there was make a pretend “soup” out of found natural materials and water. We selected a stick of suitable size to make-believe was a spoon, and we added various bits of nature to our dish. Leaves, seeds, dirt, tiny pebbles, clover flowers, and more got tossed in there. We then added enough water to make it very “soupy”.

I only snapped a couple of pictures, because I was too busy playing, but hopefully you can imagine how the rest went.

This was a fun way to bring kitchen role-play into the outdoors, to turn nature into a toy, and to use our imaginations while connecting with the outside world.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

One thought on “Toddler Activity: Nature Soup

  1. Very good idea, thanks for sharing. My kiddo would love this; I might try this today!

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