The Grasshoppers were excited about Pancake Day. Once they had made their pancakes they went on a trip to the local forest. They took a variety of mud kitchen resources. The children used the resources in a free play mud kitchen activity. When the children were playing the practitioners observed their narrative and watched on as they made 'mud pancakes' drawing from their real life experience of making their own pancakes the day before. The children mixed natural ingredients such as mud, stones and leaves to create their concoctions. The children thoroughly enjoyed the activity using mathematical language to say when the pan was fill and physical skill to practice mixing and flipping the mud pancakes.