Website Educational Tip for Language and Literacy Development
June 29 is International Mud Day sponsored by the World Forum on Early Care
1. Using liquid mud help infants to make hand prints on heavy paper (like a
bag) or on the sidewalk or driveway.
2. Using fingers, paint brushes, or kitchen utensils paint with wet mud on
paper creating mud art.
1. Make a mud track for cars, trucks, bulldozers and other vehicle for
mud track outdoors.
2. Make a mud pit out of a plastic swimming pool or dishwashing basin. Fill
potting soil and just add water.
1. Set up a mud kitchen outdoors. Make a stove, sink, oven, table and
you can think of out of boxes, boards, or perhaps from an old play kitchen
Equip it with pots, pans, bowls, spoons, and mud. Make mud soup, mud stew,
muffins, mud cakes, and of course mud pies!
2. Fancy mud is made by adding glitter or paint to the mud to create a
mud art for children to explore.
3. You can add to the value of the play by talking about what the children
“You are scooping the mud into the bucket.” Try asking simple questions,
add more water to the mud?” “How does the mud feel?” “Is it sticky and
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