I have been seeing all these mud posts and wondering why now? Well, I guess there is an International Mud Day(IMD) I never knew about. June 29th marks this day. I have 2 boys, one which is old enough to play in dirt, rocks, and sand all the time. He doesn't need a holiday day to make a mess. We have never gotten in the the mud though. Another great sensory play activity. I though at 3 1/2 yr, why not start now. As a child I loved playing in the mud. Making mud pies and adding rock as toppings. It makes me smile just thinking about it. This day was as good as any to start. When little brother was sleeping we set out to have some mud fun! My son helped me get all the toys and gear out. I brought the watering can and we added water to a dirt spot we have in our yard. It stays this way because he already plays in the dirt here a lot. I know when I was little people said "God made dirt so dirt don't hurt". Well, dirt can house parasites and fungus, so do play at your own risk. We had a good time and then came in and cleaned up well. We also hosed down before we came in. I hope you can have some fun in the mud too. If you do not like dirt maybe try sand or another alternative? A rock hunt is always fun too. You don't have to play in the mud for IMD just get out and enjoy the earth.
" Almost all creativity involves purposeful play"
Bring some toys!
Play in the water or lake as big brother called it.
Scoop up water and mud with a truck.
You can't have just one truck, you have different ones for different jobs.
Half way in just a little messy.
Hard at work.
As the water dried he had to add more.
Now he is getting muddy:-)
I am surprised he came out this clean. If we had more than an hour out there he probably would have been covered from head to toe.
Hope you enjoy International mud day too.
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