It's International Mud Day, a day dedicated for kids to play in the mud.
We turned dirt into mud by wetting it.
We dug out the dirt and put it into a plastic tray.
I buried plastic bugs and shells for Miss E to discover while playing with the mud tray.
I brought the mud to her outside play area and encouraged her to play with it using her outside kitchen tools.
She preferred to use the shovels than digging around with her hands. Some children don't relish getting dirty, but it's important to provide opportunities for them to feel the earth on their hands.
Having access to the sprinkler increased her enjoyment because she could rinse off her hands and toy animals.
Muddy play is dirty, but that doesn't mean your entire home will get muddy. As long as you take time to wash off the toys after playing, and allow your children to run in the sprinklers to wash off, the mud stays outside.
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Location:In the Backyard