Here is a little peek of what the girls have been up to outside in the corner of our garden. They have been making the best forsythia brownies, wild garlic meatloaf and pinecone salad that I ever did have. I was inspired by Bluebirdbaby to get to the thrift store, buy muffin pans, cake pans, spatulas and lots of bowls. I spent very little money. We had a wood plank and some bricks and ta-da Chef Vivy and Ella opened their doors. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing, service was top-notch but the seating...not so much - we are still working on that. The little ones have been putting in long hours, (and I have been getting a lot of gardening done!) so I can not speak enough praise about this muddy endeavor - it is so worth the investment!
I am looking for other ideas for creating a Waldorf-style outdoor play space. Please leave me link to what you have in your garden for your little ones. Earlier today we sowed some moon-flower seeds to make a Moon tepee and we added more tree stumps to our gathering spot. I also dug up some logs and reset them to be used as balance beams. As the saying goes...."you already have what you need you just have to learn how to use it."
I look forward to your links and inspiration.