Making Mudpies with BEAR Nibbles Outdoor Alphabet Cards
I’m really pleased to share with you that over the coming months we’re going to be working with BEAR Nibbles as part of the Happy By Nature team.
BEAR Nibbles have been making healthy snacks for seven years now and are keen to make being healthy as easy and tasty as possible! BEAR Nibbles make their foods from gently baked fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains, with no added nonsense, no added sugar and never from concentrates. Ben, Chloe and Amy are all big fans of BEAR Nibbles snacks. They’re great for keeping in my bag for emergency snacking!
Eager to get more little paws outdoors, BEAR have teamed up with The Wildlife Trusts to help make it a little bit easier and a whole lot more exciting to get playing in the grrreat outdoors and eating right – just as nature intended. Something we all want for our children! As part of the Little Paws Outdoors campaign, each box of BEAR Paws contains three Outdoor Alphabet Cards, with a set of instructions for a nature based activity on the back.
We were sent a package including everything we needed to carry out one of these activities . . .
We struck lucky with a sunny Sunday morning and set about finding out what we had to do. The cards are beautifully designed with colourful pictures and simple instructions which Ben was able to read confidently.
Being allowed to dig up a bit of Granny and Grandad’s garden to make mud pies was something of a novelty and all three kids were keen to get stuck in (admittedly Chloe wasn’t too impressed when she got mud on her hands but she got over it and carried on with the task!)
Ben, Chloe and Amy spent ages digging up the hard soil, adding water to it and stirring it. They were keen to get the right consistency so there was lots of mixing and pouring going on as well as removing those pesky stones. I loved listening to the three of them chatting abut what they needed to do and giving each other tasks. The activity was perfectly accessible for all three children – they used their imaginations and used language which suggested they were in a kitchen and making meals for their friends. Amy made us laugh putting the lids on the pans as though she was cooking her mixtures. She talked about her mud pies through the rest of the day and I know she’s going to want to have another go at that at a later date!
Of course everyone enjoyed a BEAR Paws snack after all their hard work!
If you’re looking for ideas for outdoors activities this summer then check out the Outdoor Alphabet Cards in BEAR Nibbles, they’re bound to provide you with some inspiration!