It’s been a month or so since our Mud Pie Kitchen (read how it began) has been here and it attracts residents and visitors alike – from every age group!
The other day, my mom and sis-in-law stopped by in the evening when Pari was busy in the balcony with her outdoor kitchen.
It was only for a short while that they could watch and gush over it. For soon enough, first my mom, and then my sis-in-law – both were playing alongside Pari!
Continue to read and see some pics of their creative play…
Mom was making all sorts of sculptures with the clay-like mud. She and pari were brainstorming and working feverishly. This sight was utterly heart-warming. Two ladies – generations apart – were most comfortable playing along-side with the same tools!
Well, THAT is the effect of free play – especially mud.
Here are some pictures for you to enjoy the creativity and camaraderie between these ladies!
While I was engaging Sarah in our five senses nature box, Pari stacked her ‘kebabs’ with help from my sis-in-law
Are you tempted to play along, too? :-)
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