Enter The Fifth Annual Mud Pie Bake Off!

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Blog, Featured, Play in Nature, Wild Activities | 2 comments

I can’t believe that it’s already time to announce the Fifth Annual Wilder Child Mud Bake Off.  Every year the Mud Pie Bake Off Coincides with International Mud Day! Every year, the participation, creativity and glorious mess has grown!!


International Mud Day always falls on June 29th. It’s a day for children and families all over the to celebrate mud and the joy it brings!  In 2009 two leaders in the Early Childhood Education field, Gillian McAuliffe and Bishnu Bhatta met at a world forum in Belfast and shared a passion for creating global awareness around the importance of mud and messy. You can read more about their story and the history of International Mud Day here.

There are lots of ways to play on International Mud Day, but I hope that entering Wilder Child’s Mud Pie Bake Off is a part of your celebration!


The goal is to have your children create a “baked good” of their choice using mud and other natural elements from their environment. This annual competition is all about getting dirty, playing and having fun!

Don’t worry about getting it perfect, the winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries. This is more about the process than the product.


Mud Pie Bake Off 2020



Four winners (one grand prize, three runner-up prizes) will be chosen at random. Entering is as easy as mud pie:

1. Starting now, create a mud dessert (pie, cake, cupcakes, brownies…bring it!) using only natural materials.

2. Take a picture and upload your creation to Facebook or Instagram and tagging it with #mudpiebakeoff2020 

Make sure your Facebook and/or Instagram accounts are set to public so we can see your creation and DM you if you are a winner! If you post to both places, it will still only count as one entry. 

3. Follow the Wilder Child Instagram page.

The Mud Pie Bakeoff 2018


No time like the present! You can start creating as soon as possible. Be sure to upload and tag your creation before Saturday, July 4th at midnight.


Complete the above and four winners will be chosen and will receive ONE of the following prizes:

1) Grand prize – A year in Wilder Child’s Kids Moon Club

2) One second runner-up prize of $25.00 towards an IBPOC* small business of choice.

3) One third runner-up prize, $50.00 towards an IBPOC small business of choice. 

* Indigenous, Black and people of color.

The Mud Bake Off ends Saturday, July 4th at midnight EST, so get out there.

Mud is so much fun when it’s played with together! Here are some of my favorite mud-play ideas:

Activities for Preschoolers via Happy Hooligans
Create a mud kitchen
20 Glorious Ways to Play in the Mud via Mother Natured
Host a mud party! via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Let go, have fun and make a beautiful mess – I can’t wait to see what you bake!

Your Woman Gone Wild,




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