Mud Pies

“You can use a tree stump for a counter. The sea makes a nice sink; so does a puddle at the end of a hose. For a stove there is the sun, or a flat stone. And ovens are everywhere. You’ll find them under bushes, in sandboxes or behind trees.” –Marjorie Winslow from Mud...
Mud Pies!

Mud Pies!

Few things in the wonderful world of mud capture the imagination as much as a mud pie. Perhaps because you are combining two of the best words in a kid’s vocabulary—mud and pie. The beauty of mud pie making is that it can start simply and be added to over time with...
Forts

Forts

“I love the sweet, sequestered place, the gracious roof of gold and green, where arching branches interlace with a glimpse of sky between.”—Anonymous Sometimes you need a place of your own. Maybe your little brother or sister keeps breaking your toys or your older...
A Note to Parents

A Note to Parents

“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against...