No.13 make a mud pie

Girl and parents playing in the mud pie kitchen in the gardens at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire

There are three essential ingredients for a mud pie. Number one: a lot of mud. Number two: a handful of leaves or twigs. Number three: a big mixing stick or spoon.

Just make sure you keep your eyes peeled for any wiggly worms that might have made it into the mixture as they won't be very pleased about being made into a pie.
 

 

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No.13 Make a mud pie

Mud pies are on the menu whether it's sunny or raining - all you need is mud, some water and your own imagination. Make it as messy as you like, but as nice as you make it look, it still won't be good to eat!

" A mud pie might look delicious, but don’t eat it, it’s really yuck. I like to decorate mine with leaves and twigs."
- Mia McDade, aged eight
Girl walking through the mud in her wellies

Best places for making mud pies 

The great thing about mud is that you can find it anywhere. But just in case you’re short of ideas, here are a few particularly good muddy spots: