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Making Mud Pies

Ever made a mud pie?  Pretty sure “Making Mud Pies” doesn’t make the top of the play date To-Do list these days.  For just this reason, my mom included a Mud Pie station  at Grandma’s 90th Birthday Party family reunion last week.

My mom  and aunt remember making mud pies.  My cousins and I also have memories of sitting at the end of the field near the ditch and digging up mud.  We would scavenge around the farm to find toppings for our pies.

Gather your ingredients and let your kids get dirty!

Essentials

dirt (authentic dirt from Grandma’s ditch)

water – just a bit!

toppings  –  We used milk weed pods, “coconut”, “bananas” from Grandma’s willow tree and other leaves from her back yard trees.  The kids added grass, dandelions and rocks.  Use whatever you can gather up!

We even kept it clean by using wooden spoons to make the mud.  Now that the great grand kids get the hang of it, I’m sure the next batch won’t include spoons.

What’s your favorite family tradition?

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  1. laurielarsen 08/16/2012 at 9:33 pm

    I just read this book (which I cannot remember the name of right now) but it had this beautiful quote at the beginning: We have not made mudpies for nothing.
    Love that, love that you actually made mudpies. Seems like the kids loved it too.