International Mud Day — June 29, 2012

As a daycare staff who highly value the purpose of “messy” activities in developing language, social skills, motor skills and a positive attitude towards learning, we knew that International Mud Day had to be a big celebration!  This morning, our daycare director ordered a tractor bucket full of dirt which was dumped on the cement pad outside our front doors. All you need to add to complete the recipe for fun is kids and a garden hose!

We enjoyed the rest of our afternoon making some mud pies! The kids had so much fun. These activities were great to build gross and fine motor skills, discover the names of our mud pie plants in their natural environment and build some exciting vocabulary such as squishy, gritty, brown, cold, slimy and goopy!
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